Why are my teeth Yellowing?

Why are my teeth YELLOWING?

 Have you noticed that your teeth are yellowish? There are many reasons why your teeth are becoming yellowish.

Sometime your teeth become yellowish just because of aging. As we grow older, our enamel become thinner and dentine get exposed which is more yellowish then enamel.

Your diet also plays an important role. Some foods and drinks can stain your teeth and cause them to turn yellowish.

If you are smoker or tobacco user, it can stain your teeth also.

If you are exposed to excessive fluoride in drinking water when you were growing up, that can also cause discoloration on your teeth.

Some medication also affect the appearance of your teeth as they can stain or cause discoloration.

Lot of time poor oral hygiene plays very important role in getting yellowish teeth.

What are the different options to prevent yellowing of your teeth?

You can prevent yellowing of your teeth by making some changes in your life style, like cut down smoking, tobacco use, coffee and better oral hygiene can help also.

You can do professional teeth whitening at your dentist’s office. Your dentist may suggest getting porcelain veneer or laminates.

You can call or text 508-756-5141 to make an appointment at our Worcester, MA office


Dr. Patel Nikhil Patel, DMD

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