Once upon a time, you had smile that could easily be used for a toothpaste commercial. And then suddenly your teeth went from spotless white to irritating yellow.
How did it happen?
You brush your teeth everyday so it's hard to understand why they're turning yellow. It could just be that you're doing some things which are staining your teeth
and causing the discoloration.
Here are some of the popular causes of yellow teeth below, you might be surprised at how many you are guilty of.
Tobacco use: Smoking or chewing tobacco especially for a long time can cause the teeth to turn yellow.
Poor Dental Hygiene: Irregular brushing and flushing can cause teeth discoloration. And if you didn't already know, you're supposed to brush your teeth twice a day. Also rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash will prevent plague, bacteria and stain-producing substances. So, it should be part of your daily oral Hygiene regimen. This will reduce the chances of your teeth turning yellow.
Medications: Some drugs are known to discolor the teeth. Especially if they are used for a long time. For example, the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline are known to discolor teeth if given to children who's teeths are still developing. Other drugs like Benadryl (antihistamines), Antipsychotic drugs and drugs for high blood pressure can also cause teeth discoloration.
Foods And Drinks: Some foods and drinks can contribute to teeth discoloration. Drinks like coffee and cola which are high in caffeine can cause your teeth to turn yellow over time. Other examples are: tea, red wine, curry, cherries, tomato sauce and pigmented fruits and vegetables (beetroot).
Some Dental Products: Surprisingly, some mouth rinses and washes containing ingredients like chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can stain your teeth.
Isn't that super ironic?
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