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Why Are My Teeth Yellow?

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Have you started to notice that your teeth appear more yellow than they used to? If so, you’re not alone! Over time, most people’s teeth begin to yellow. There are many different factors that can cause yellowing. Keep reading to learn more about what causes teeth to yellow and what you can do to prevent it!

Common Factors That Play a Role in Teeth Yellowing

  • Certain Medications

    Some antibiotics and prescription medication can cause teeth to yellow.

  • Coffee, Red Wine & Sodas

    Drinks are a huge culprit in teeth stains and yellowing.

  • Enamel Erosion

    When enamel weakens and erodes, the dentin, which has a yellow tint, begins to show through.

  • Excessive Fluoride (Fluorosis)

    Fluoride is great for teeth in moderation. Excessive fluoride causes fluorosis which can cause yellow teeth.

  • Genetics

    Sometimes teeth yellowing is tied back to genetics. Tooth color is a genetic trait.

  • Poor Oral Hygiene

    Oral hygiene neglect can leave an acidic film on teeth and tartar buildup.

  • Smoking

    Over time, smoking causes yellow and brown surface stains on teeth.

Professionally Whiten Your Teeth!

One of the easiest ways to whiten your teeth is through professional teeth whitening. After speaking with your dentist, you can determine the cause of your yellowing teeth, which can help them determine which whitening treatment best suits your needs.

At Trillium Dental, we proudly offer professional-grade take-home teeth whitening kits to help you regain a bright, beautiful smile! We offer one-size trays as well as custom trays so that our patients can fit whitening into any budget. After your teeth are professionally whitened, it’s up to you to help maintain your bright results! If your tooth discoloration is caused by something you can control, make sure you are mindful of foods and drinks and other factors that may cause your teeth to yellow again.

Ready to transform your smile and say goodbye to yellow, stained teeth? Contact our Trillium Dental team to schedule your teeth whitening consultation. We’d love to help your smile shine!

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