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Yellow Teeth and What Causes It

Yellow Teeth and What Causes ItHaving dingy or discolored teeth will not only severely hamper one’s overall level of confidence, it may also be a sign a that a patient is not engaging in some of the oral hygiene habits that they need in order to keep their mouth as healthy as possible. No matter the level of discoloration that an individual is experiencing though, it is important to understand some of the causes of discoloration as well as the cosmetic dentistry options that may be available to restore one’s smile.
There are four primary causes of tooth discoloration, beginning with the natural appearance of one’s teeth. Some individuals simply have teeth that are slightly darker than others due to the dentin layer of the teeth being overexposed. Another common cause of discoloration is aging. Over the course of many years, the enamel layer will eventually wear away, exposing more and more of the dentin layer which is of a darker color.

Poor oral hygiene habits along with the foods that we eat are the final two causes of tooth discoloration that many patients are forced to deal with. This includes infrequent brushing and flossing as well as the consumption of foods that stain the teeth such as teas, coffee, wine, berries, and soy sauce.

No matter how dark the teeth may appear to be though, there are restorative dentistry treatment options available to all patients. From dental veneers to professional chairside whitening, all it will take is a quick call to our dental practice to see which options may be available to you.