A smile is a wonderful way to make someone feel good, it also has the potential to keep people away. So when you think of a beautiful and attractive smile, you probably imagine a pearly and glossy set of teeth. Don’t you? But disappointment strikes when you see a yellow smile. There’s nothing much you can do about it, but you know what to do, to avoid having it.
Ismail (name changed) had a discolouring experience where he felt shy to speak up, and smile at the girl he liked. But his fondness for her was so bright, that it made him put some efforts to get that flash back on his teeth, and he did!
Here’s what Ismail found out about the causes of yellow teeth, and some tips to prevent yellow smiles.
Yellow teeth and dental hygiene
One of the primary causes of yellow teeth is having poor dental and oral hygiene. You ideally shouldn’t be having yellow teeth, if you brush and floss your teeth regularly. But there is again a glitch if you’re not using the right toothbrush. A proper toothbrush can improve the process of cleaning and removing the debris, and avoids decaying of the teeth. So, if you are someone who has yellow teeth, check your toothbrush and change it if required. You need to buck up and start caring for your teeth before they go permanently yellow.
The causes of yellow teeth, and some preventive techniques to avoid it.
Food and drinks
Food and beverages like tea, coffee, red/white wine etc., are potential causes of yellow teeth. The higher the tannin content and caffeine your beverages have, the higher the risk of a yellowish brown colour forming on the teeth is. If you consume these beverages on a regular basis, you must be careful by taking extra care of your teeth.
Smoking is one of the main causes of yellow teeth. (For people who smoke regularly). The nicotine present in tobacco contributes heavily in staining your teeth, and is also very difficult to get rid of.
Excess consumption of sugar
Excess consumption of sugars and sweets produce acids which can stain the tooth enamel, and causes yellow teeth.
Diseases and medications
Certain health conditions and drugs are also considered to be causes of yellow teeth due to the acidic reactions that take place in the body to treat health conditions.
Ageing is a natural phenomenon that causes yellow teeth
With age the protective coating on the teeth breaks down, which makes the teeth appear yellow. It is irreversible, but can be delayed with extra care and good oral hygiene.
Quick tips to keep causes of yellow teeth away
Maintain good dental hygiene – Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is a much needed practice to follow.
Avoid habits that cause yellow teeth – Habits that cause teeth staining and yellowing must be reduced.
Baking soda can help you get rid of tobacco stains – rub it on your teeth and rinse your mouth with cold water.
Banana peel can remove yellow teeth stains – rub a banana peel gently on your teeth and rinse with cold water.
Eating apples might prevent teeth yellowing – apples work like mouth cleansers.
Rinse your mouth often – Rinsing your mouth after every meal removes the food stuck in the teeth gaps. This helps avoid any plaque formation.
Scrub your teeth and gums gently – Over brushing your teeth can damage the enamel and make your teeth look dull and yellow over a period.
Apart from all the home remedies that you can try, a consultation with your dentist is the best choice you have. A dental specialist is the right person to seek guidance from, and help you get rid of yellow teeth faster with sparkling smiles to enchant those around you. You can get in touch with us at GA Dental Clinic in Hyderabad, and we shall help you get the best solutions for your dental problems.
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