How Your Yellow Smile Ages You

How Your Yellow Smile Ages You

Can yellow teeth add years to your age? Studies suggest that whiter teeth can make you look up to 10 years younger.

A bright white smile has the power to knock years off your appearance, leaving you feeling more confident and radiant than ever before.  

As we age, our teeth naturally start to yellow due to various factors, making us appear older than we actually are and impacting our self-confidence. But with the right care and products, maintaining a white, healthy smile can be achieved in just a few easy steps.

Follow our guide on why teeth become yellow and how to whiten them for a more youthful, confident smile so you can feel your best at any age.

Table of Contents

  • How yellow teeth age you
  • Can you get rid of tooth discoloration?
  • Whitening kits for a brighter smile
  • Products to maintain a confident smile

How yellow teeth age you

Our teeth are an important part of our overall appearance and can hint at visual cues about our age. Yellow teeth, in particular, may have a negative impact on how others perceive our age and vitality.  

In an independent focus group study, 98% believe the woman in the photo below looks 7-10 years younger with whiter teeth. With no other changes made to her appearance, your smile has a bigger effect on your appearance than you might have originally thought. So, why do yellow teeth age you?

Before and after of woman with yellow teeth before and white teeth after

Tooth discoloration is associated with aging

As you age, tooth enamel - the outer layer of your teeth - wears away, meaning you can see more dentin underneath. Dentin is yellow in color, which is responsible for the yellow teeth you see when you look in the mirror. 

Once broken down, enamel cannot repair itself, so it’s important to protect your enamel as much as possible to keep your smile healthy. Fluoride - found in our toothpaste - can strengthen tooth enamel, making them more resistant to acidic food and drinks, which damage and stain teeth. This helps to keep teeth strong and prevent enamel from wearing away.

Thicker enamel covers this dentin, but the surface of your teeth can also become yellow if affected by other lifestyle factors.

Yellow teeth can make you look tired

Faded or yellow teeth can impact our facial appearance, making us look tired or fatigued, which is associated with aging. 

When teeth are yellower in color, it can create contrast against the whites of our eyes, dulling our smile and adding years to our appearance. A white, bright smile gives the impression of being younger and more vibrant.

A woman before and after with yellow teeth before and white teeth after

Food and drink stain teeth over time

As we age, our teeth become yellow due to diet or lifestyle habits. This yellowing may indicate years of staining from consuming dark-colored foods and beverages or tobacco use. The most common culprits are coffee, tea, red wine, and berries.

This list of food and beverages contains pigments that stain the tooth enamel and cause your smile to fade. Removing the stains from your teeth after drinking or eating dark liquids can keep your teeth looking bright and clean before stains are set. 

Poor oral hygiene can cause yellow teeth over time

Yellow teeth can also be associated with poor oral hygiene, such as inadequate flossing, brushing, or dental care, which can lead to a build-up of plaque and tartar.

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. If it remains on teeth for a longer period of time, it may harden into tartar which can range in color from yellow to brown to black. 

Yellow teeth can lead to a lack of confidence

A healthy smile has the power to boost your self-confidence, making you feel more confident and vibrant. 

This confidence boost impacts your happiness and energy, making you appear more youthful to everyone around you.

Can you get rid of tooth discoloration?

Tooth discoloration can be improved through various methods with our easy-to-use products. With products to whiten teeth and maintain white teeth, you can achieve a confident smile in a few simple steps. 

To get rid of tooth discoloration, we recommend the following:

  1. Whitening products to boost your bright smile
  2. Products to use on the go to maintain your white teeth

Whitening kits for a brighter smile at home

BLU Professional Sonic Whitening Device

The BLU Professional Sonic Whitening Device has a 360-degree whitening experience with bristles to get in all the nooks and crannies of your teeth. 

Add some whitening foaming paste onto both sides and wiggle it into your mouth. Select the whitening mode, which activates the blue light without the sonic vibration, and leave it in your mouth for 5 minutes.

                Pro Tip: Use for 10 minutes for a deeper whitening treatment!

The blue light paired with the foaming paste will accelerate the whitening, and you can see professional results in as little as 7 days!

BLU Professional Sonic Whitening Device


Professional Teeth Whitening System

ss professional teeth whitening system is a unique collection of best-selling products. 

Apply the toothpaste and whitening gel to the sonic blue smart brush to enhance the whitening. In a clinical trial, participants experienced their teeth becoming an average of 4.25 shades lighter in 7 days.

The kit also contains stain erasers and a whitening pen to maintain your smile on the move.

Professional teeth whitening at home kit


Products to maintain a confident smile on the go

Stain Erasers

Remove stains before they are set with our stain erasers. Simply break the ampoule and rub it over your teeth to remove any stains from dark food and drinks, such as tea, coffee, or wine. 

Stain erasers

Teeth Whitening Pen

This portable whitening solution easily fits in your bag or pocket, so you can whiten even when you’re away from home. 

Twist the dial at the bottom of the pen to release the whitening serum, and brush a thin layer over the front of your teeth.

With no sensitivity, this pen can help you achieve and maintain a beautiful bright white smile no matter where you are.

Teeth whitening pen

Shop our full whitening kits from GO SMILE

A confident, white smile not only signifies healthy teeth but youth and vitality too! Boost and maintain your pearly whites in just a few simple steps to keep yourself feeling your best. 

Our at-home teeth whitening kits are an easy way to achieve a whiter smile by adding a few simple steps to your wellness routine so you can look as young as you feel. 

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