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Yellow Teeth

Stained or Yellow Teeth

If you’re a day over thirty, you’ve probably looked in the mirror and noticed your teeth aren’t quite the shade they used to be in your younger days. Much to our dismay, daily wear and tear, eating, and drinking can slowly take our smile from pearly white to off-white or yellow teeth. You don’t have to live with yellow teeth for the rest of your life. Royal Oak Dental Group offers complete whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help!

How did my teeth become so discolored?

Teeth can become discolored from a variety of factors. Teeth can also become discolored on both the outer, enamel, layers and the inner, dentin, layers of the tooth.

  • The inner layers of your teeth are composed of a tissue called dentin. Dentin can become discolored by chemicals that have entered the body and have caused the inside of the tooth to turn to a darker shade. A common chemical that causes tooth discoloration is tetracycline.
  • Tooth enamel can become discolored from dark or staining substances that come in contact with the teeth, such as dark foods, dark drinks, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other substances.
  • Lastly, teeth can become discolored simply as a result of growing older. Dentin is naturally darker than the outer enamel layers of the tooth, and as you grow older, the enamel can wear thin, allowing the color of the dentin to show more.

Wondering where your pearly whites went? You’d be surprised at what a difference a little teeth whitening can make in your smile. Whitening is easy with Royal Oak Dental Group, with our in-office and at-home tooth whitening options.

Call us today to set up your appointment for a smile makeover consultation with Royal Oak Dental Group. To see past smile makeovers, take a look at our cosmetic dentistry pictures! We are proud to serve patients in the Raleigh-Cary-Chapel Hill-Siler City area including Apex, Hillsboro, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Durham, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale.

Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
Royal Oak Dental Group