There are a number of reasons why your teeth may begin to turn yellow; the aging process is one of them. As you begin to get older, your tooth enamel will begin to wear away, revealing the dentin within the tooth. This dentin has a yellowish color. Your teeth will also begin to create more dentin and minerals as you age, which also causes teeth to have a darker appearance.
There are many things that can cause your teeth to become yellowed or discolored. Tobacco use is one of the most common, as this can stain teeth very easily. A diet that is heavy on coffee, tea, soda, and dark wine can also cause your teeth to become stained and discolored. These stains are very difficult to remove, even when using a whitening toothpaste and brushing a minimum of twice per day.
Certain medications have been known to discolor teeth, including the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline, antihistamines such as Benadryl, certain antipsychotics, and antihypertensive medications can all cause tooth discoloration.
If the cause is not age, few lifestyle changes can prevent discoloring of your teeth for example avoid smoking, avoid foods and beverages that stain teeth, have regular dental cleaning to have your teeth looking bright white.
You should make an appointment to see your dentist, there are a number of ways that your dentist can restore your teeth to their natural brilliance, and the method you choose will depend upon your individual needs. Some of the most common are tooth whitening treatments.
DR. OKIM JOHN PAUL
DENTAL SURGEON, DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGIST
UDA PUBLICITY SECRETARIAT