Top Five Causes of Yellowing Teeth and How to Combat Them

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Yellowing teeth can be quite the nuisance. Even though it may not be a serious oral health issue it can still pretty serious, and we get that. Having a great smile is something that everyone aims for and having yellowing teeth can truly diminish your smile as well as your confidence. Changing those yellowing teeth starts with finding the root cause and then tweaking your dental care routine, and even possibly a whitening treatment from the Brush Dental team in Seattle.

1. Smoking

If smoking wasn’t already a bad habit, it also leaves a yellowish/brownish surface stain on your teeth as well as your nails. This is the perfect time to ditch this bad habit and preserve your smile.

2. Food

There are a wide array of foods that can leave long lasting marks on your teeth. This is due to the acidity of the foods, the color of the foods, and more. If your diet is high in acidic foods like tomato sauces, vinegrettes and the like it’s time to cut back and give your teeth fighting chance.

3. Drink

One of the most common culprits to yellowing teeth are the substances we drink. We often forget how significantly the drinks we consume play a role on our teeth health. If you find yourself being a coffee, soda, wine, or tea connessuir it’s time to change your habits. Changing your habits doesn’t mean giving up your favorite drinks, it could just mean making sure you opt for a straw, rinse with water after drinking, and so on.

4. Fluorisis

One of the things we seem to forget is that though fluoride is good for our teeth, too much of it can have an adverse effect. A deposit of yellow or brownish spots also known as fluorosis occurs when an abundance of fluoride is exposed to the teeth via toothpaste, water, etc.

5. Wear

As we get older and our enamel has been tested a time or two by the acidic foods, dark beverages, and all the other in betweens it should come as no surprise that our teeth take a large hit. This wear and tear does cause our teeth to yellow. This is why it’s important to remember and uphold your oral care routine.

Brush Dental knows that your smile is of the utmost importance. More importantly, we treat your smile the same way! We always want you feeling confident and happy when it comes to your smile. If you’re looking for more teeth yellowing tips, or if you want to schedule an appointment with us don’t hesitate to call or stop by the office in Seattle, Washington today.

Thanks for taking the time to learn! Invest in yourself and make habits that will benefit you and your loved ones for not only this year but years to come. If you have questions, or would like to set up an appointment, don’t hesitate to call us at (206) 203-9385 or reach us online!

Jeff Knudson, DDS

Jeff Knudson, DDS

As a Seattle area native, I could not be more thrilled and honored to serve my hometown. Dentistry is a true passion in my life and I am committed to providing the best dental care in all of Seattle. I have often been told that I could “talk teeth all day” – and it’s true!

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