8 factors associated with tooth discoloration

by on February 20, 2012
Posted in Tooth Whitening

What you eat is what shows on your teeth

Yes, there are foods and beverages that can make your teeth look uglier and discolored with caffeinated drinks, carbonated beverages, and wines along with some fruits or vegetables like potatoes being the most common contributors among all.

Do you smoke?

Like it or not but tobacco is a major cause of tooth discoloration.

Ignoring oral hygiene

If you aren’t brushing or flossing your teeth enough, you’re actually making your way toward permanent tooth discoloration.

Are you suffering?

Did you know that the staining of your teeth could be an indicator of a hidden health problem? For instance, certain infections during pregnancy may lead to tooth discoloration in the infant.

What’s in the meds?

Some medicines and antibiotics can stain your teeth. Also, there are chemicals found in certain mouthwashes that may cause tooth discoloration.

Are you getting older?

As we age, our tooth enamel’s outer layer starts wearing away, which tends to reveal the yellow color of our dentin.

It could be in your genes

There are many people who have thicker enamel by birth, which gives their teeth a yellowish appearance.

What about the environment?

If there is too much intake of fluoride from environmental sources like tap water or from toothpaste/mouthwashes, your teeth may experience discoloration.