Yellow teeth can ruin any smile. That’s why Spath Dentistry in Newport Beach is helping you determine the leading causes of tooth discoloration and how you can conquer them. It’s important to remember that some of the reasons may be beyond your control, while others may be a direct result of a habit you have.
Genetics is commonly forgotten about when it comes to your teeth and their coloration. Genetics plays a large role in your teeth even as far as missing permanent teeth, teeth color, and predisposition to cavities. If your parents have a smile that isn’t pearly white it may be you won’t either.
Smoking is detrimental to your health and your teeth. Smoking can and does leave yellow or yellow-brown stain on your teeth which can easily turn your bright white smile to a dim yellow.
3. Food / Drink
It’s not uncommon to eat or drink absentmindedly. A yellow smile though, is the reason to make that change. If you notice your teeth are taking a hit it may be time to examine the things you’re consuming in order to reduce the wear and tear on your enamel. Your enamel is adversely affected by dark liquids, acidic foods, and more. If you fall into this category try reducing the exposure by moderating specific drinks/foods, opting for a straw, or drinking excess water after a meal or snack.
4. Antibiotics / Meds
Certain antibiotics and medicines can wreak havoc on your teeth. That’s why it’s important to be transparent with your dentist about the medicines your taking. This way they can identify any medicines that may be plaguing your teeth and smile.
Accidents can and do happen. It’s important to explain the incident to your dentist and to watch the tooth that was affected. If you’re tooth is bruised it may be discolored, and if the enamel is cracked there it certain to be noticeable discoloration. Talk to your local dentist today to come up with an action plan for broke/damaged teeth and what to do in the event of an accident.
If you’re still concerned about your smile, want to look into teeth whitening, or you’re ready to seek out your local cosmetic dentist then call or visit Spath Dentistry in Newport Beach. Not local but still interested in working with our kois certified dentist? Schedule a virtual consultation in three easy steps. Our goal is to help you restore or achieve the smile of your dreams. Life is too short to be hiding behind your smile, reclaim and rejuvenate your smile and your confidence today.