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My teeth has turned yellow color, shall I need to undergo scaling ?

My teeth has turned yellow color. I went to a dental doctor. the doctor suggested that these stains will not go by simple brushing. I need to undergo scling. He has given appointment for scaling.
Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Prosthodontics 's  Response
Hi Raksha,

Scaling is a procedure for cleaning teeth which is followed by polishing to remove stains and any other deposits accumulated in time. Scaling as i am sure as your dentist would have mentioned needs to be done every 6 months. The external stains may go with scaling and polishing but this does not result in whitening.
Whitening of teeth is an entirely different procedure in which teeth lighten by 3-4 shades from the normal colour or sometimes even more. this procedure is commonly referred to as bleaching. There are 2 types of whitening procedure. one is done in clinic called inoffice procedure and the other is done by the patient in the house called home whitening. If you desire whitening, please consult your dentist for the same.
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
HELLO
THANK YOU FOR WRITING IN HCM
SCALING IS A PROCEDURE OF REMOVING PLAQUE , CALCULUS , FOOD REMNANTS, AND OTHER DEPOSITS THROUGH SMALL CLEANING DEVICES.
FOR THROUGH CLEANING ITS NECESSARY AFTER EVERY SIX MONTHS.
TO GET RID OF YELLOWISH TEETH , THERE IS ANOTHER PROCEDURE CALL TEETH WHITENING , KNOWN AS BLEACHING.
ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE YOU CAN DO IT AT HOME OR AT DENTISTS OFFICE.
ASK YOUR DENTIST ABOUT THE SAME.
MAINTAIN GOOD ORAL HYGIENE AFTER SCALING AND POLISHING , TO PREVENT FURTHER DEPOSITION.
TAKE CARE
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
your dentist is right
stains are removed by scaling and polishing of the teeth
but remember that this goes only if the stains are on the surface of tooth
if teeth is dicoloured internally you may need a bleeching process
also note that scaling procedure just removes the stains and it does not whitens your teeth which can be done by dental bleeching
hope that helps
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Yellowish teeth can be because of various reasons , poor oral hygiene due to plague and calculus deposition , exessive comsumption of tea , coffee , tobacco.
It can also be because of hereditery conditions , illness , excessive flouride intake , use of certain medications .

Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing , ideally scaling should be done after every six months . whitening of the teeth can be done by bleaching , veneers and bonding techniques if required .

Brush your teeth twice daily , develop habit of flossing the teeth , avoid use of substances that causes extrinsic stains.

Hope this helps out.

Regards.......
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
hi...
thanks for the query...
if your doctor has advised you to go for scaling and polishing then go for it...
after that...
- avoid excessive intake of tea or coffee... avoid its intake immediately after brushing... there should be atleast half an hour gap... take more precautions if you are using CHX mouth washes...
- avoid smoking...
- brush twice daily after meals...
hope this will help you...
take care...
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us.
Tooth discoloration falls into two main types: extrinsic and intrinsic discoloration.
extrinsic staining can be effectively treated using various whitening techniques, scaling where as intrinsic staining may be more stubborn, potentially requiring alternative cosmetic treatment such as veneers.
You should follow your dentist and undergo for scaling.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
scaling refers to clinic of teeth by dentist
mostly stains dont go by simple cleaning by tooth brush and if you try to hard you end up hurting your gums or damage to the enamel layer of the tooth
so do go for the procedure
however i will like to let you know that scaling only cleans your tooth and gets you rid of external stains and to some extent whitens your teeth
but if you want to have a complete shade difference than you will have to go for a dental bleach
so what i would suggest is that get your scaling done and if you are satisfied with the color of your teeth after scaling and polishing then its okay or else you can after scaling opt for dental bleaching procedure
also having said that i would also like to remind you that after you get you teeth cleaned up do remember to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after dinner and luke warm saline rinse for atleast twice daily after meals
best of luck
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

If your dentist has evaluated and confirmed that the stains will go by scaling then you must go for scaling.

Remember if the stains are extrinsic then it can be removed by scaling if it is intrinsic stain,it cannot be removed by scaling.

other treatments like cosmetic treatment is required in this case.

There fore i would suggest you for clinical evaluation.

hope it helps.

thanks.
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

Treatment options for discolored teeth vary depending on the cause. Before a custom treatment plan can be developed to combat discoloration, a comprehensive oral health evaluation must first be performed. Common problems such as tooth decay and gum disease will require treatment before esthetics can be considered

avoid stain-causing foods and beverages, as well as overexposure to fluoride. If you are a coffee drinker and/or smoker, quit or cut back. Rinse your mouth with water after having wine, coffee or other drinks/foods that can cause tooth stains.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there,

Poor ooral hygiene , improper brushing techniques , lack of flossing leads to accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deposits on the teeth surface which gives yellowish color to the teeth .

bacterial plaque has many adverse effects on the gums and underlying periodontal structures .

plaque and calculus deposits deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth lead to gingival inflammation , redness , bleeding gums , recession of gums and exposure of roots of the teeth , pain and sensitivity.

so it is healthy to go for professional cleaning of the teeth and gums every 6 months to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent oral problems.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there,

Poor ooral hygiene , improper brushing techniques , lack of flossing leads to accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deposits on the teeth surface which gives yellowish color to the teeth .

bacterial plaque has many adverse effects on the gums and underlying periodontal structures .

plaque and calculus deposits deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth lead to gingival inflammation , redness , bleeding gums , recession of gums and exposure of roots of the teeth , pain and sensitivity.

so it is healthy to go for professional cleaning of the teeth and gums every 6 months to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent oral problems.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello raksha,
scaling is a simple procedure of cleaning your teeth removing the deposits and yellow stains. this will probably help get your white teeth back. visit your dentist once in 6 months. brush twice daily. take care
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Dentist Dr. Gaurav Pratap Singh's  Response
Hi
you need scaling only when if there are deposites,teeth are also yellow due to thin enamel in this case you don't need scaling.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Yellowish discolouration of teeth is caused due to plaque accumulation.

This is usually removed by scaling procedure.

If discolouration persists even after scaling,bleaching has to be done.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Brush and floss your teeth daily.

Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
Yes do get a scaling and polishing of your teeth done. If still the yellowish colr of your teeth remains you can get it removed by bleaching or veneers or crown done on your teeth to get a whiter smile.
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rekha's  Response

then go for it. it will not go by brushing. my bhabi had yellow teeth too before she got married, she did the scaling and till now she is having nice sparkling teeth.

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Maadhav's  Response
i stay ion nalgonda here ther is high flourine content..which is making my teeth yellow in colour..i met a dentist he advised scaling now i am very fine with that...
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asad's  Response
hey use fluride mouth solution for removal of scaling of the tooth.
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