It complements sundresses and the rays on a summer day, but the color yellow is not a good look for your smile. You think you take good care of your teeth, but when you look in the mirror do you ever wonder, “Why are my teeth so yellow?”
What is it then, that causes yellow teeth? It may be one (or more) of these factors:
It may be a no-brainer, but anything tobacco-based is a staining super villain. In addition to increasing your risk for a host of diseases, smoking accelerates tartar production, resulting in yellow-tinted teeth.
Have you ever tried to whiten your smile and noticed little to no change once you reach a certain shade? Just like complexions, teeth composition varies. This means you may not get your teeth to that bright white you want.
Oral Health Habits
Slack on your smile routine, and your shade will suffer. Brush and floss daily, and visit the dentist at least once a year.
Believe it or not, there are times you shouldn’t brush. For example, you should wait 30 minutes after eating and/or drinking before brushing. You may think you’re brushing off bacteria, but you’re actually digging the acid deeper into your grin. While you wait, swish with water to neutralize your mouth’s acid/alkaline levels.
Whether coffee or candy, what you consume can tint your teeth. Protect your enamel—rinse with water after that cappuccino.
Which yellow-teeth cause is spoiling your smile? Let us know in the comments section!