Why Your Teeth Turn Yellow?
Everyone who is suffering from yellow teeth researches how to whiten teeth. Ever wondered what causes white and bright teeth to turn yellow?
The outer layer of the teeth keeps them white. It is called the enamel layer. When it gets damaged, the inner layer is visible. It is called the dentin layer. Unfortunately, it is yellow. Therefore your teeth also appear yellow.
So, you know now that it is an indication of your teeth decay. It can happen due to age-related factors. But most people damage their teeth before old age. Thanks to their poor eating habits and dental hygiene.
Let me tell you how much the teeth whitening industry is earning every year because of yellow teeth. Predictions are that it can reach 18400 million USD by 2025. The industry is growing at a rate of 4.2% every year.
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
Food & Beverages
Acidic drinks like colas, wine, and flavored sodas damage the outer layer of your teeth. Tea and coffee form a stain on your teeth.
Smoking and chewing tobacco are not only injurious to your lungs. They cause your teeth to stain as well.
Lack Of Dental Hygiene
It’s a no brainer. Mommy was right! If you don’t brush and floss regularly, sooner or later, your teeth will turn yellow.
Treatment of certain critical diseases affects your enamel. Radiation and chemotherapy are top names that come up instantly. Babies can also be born with damaged enamels. It happens due to some infection while pregnant.
Some medications also damage the enamel. Antibiotics, Benadryl, pills to treat high B.P. are some possible culprits.
How To Remove Yellow Stains From Teeth?
- You can brush with a mix of baking soda and water.
- You can use Hydrogen peroxide paste to brush your teeth. But do it cautiously. Overdoing it may harm your teeth.
- Brush, floss, and rinse! Brushing teeth twice a day for at least two minutes is basic.
- Eating fruits and vegetables are not only useful for weight management. They also clean plaque from your teeth due to their fibrous property. Plus, the nutrients make the teeth and gums healthy.
Options To Whiten Teeth
Professional tooth whitening treatment
If nothing seems to work for you, you can choose Teeth bonding. Dentist form an artificial enamel kind of layer on your teeth. They take resin and match it to your teeth color. So that it doesn’t look fake. Afterward, dentists form a mold with it outside your teeth and harden it with the help of light energy.
Sometimes, the stains on your teeth are too stubborn for any bleaching or bonding. Do not panic. An advanced treatment also exists for people in distress because of yellow teeth. Dental veneers provide a complete makeover to your smile! It is an artificial white shell for your teeth. They are sometimes removable, making them super comfortable to use.
Prevention is Better Than Cure
- It might not be possible to stop consuming the foods and beverages that cause yellow stains completely. But, you can ensure that you brush your teeth after you consume them. Avoid smoking. Drink staining beverages via a straw to limit their contact with teeth.
- Sugar encourages bacteria that are responsible for plaque and cavities in your teeth. Please brush your teeth after eating or drinking anything sugary.
- Eat a lot of calcium. You can take it in your daily diet or via supplements. There is no denying that it plays a significant role in strengthening your enamel.
Want to check which teeth whitening treatment is the best for you? Request an appointment at Coral Dental Care today!
Dr. Anu Isaac, DMD, runs a successful dental practice in Salem, MA. Dr. Isaac strives for quality on a daily basis and this commitment to quality is reflected in her constant pursuit of advanced training. Her firm belief that even experts need to stay updated about what’s new in the dental field, enables her to provide every patient with optimal oral care. As the founder of Coral Dental Care, she is dedicated to creating healthy, beautiful smiles for her patients and also to educating dental and non-dental community with her engaging articles on all things related to oral health,recent dental innovations, and latest treatment modalities.