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Cause Of Yellow Teeth

Six main causes of Yellow Teeth


Cause 1: Aging

Teeth yellowing is a natural part of human aging. When the white and tough protective enamel thins out due to day-to-day wear and tear, your teeth begin to yellow.


Cause 2: Smoking

Tobacco products (such as cigarettes or pipes) can stain your teeth. If you smoke, your teeth can turn yellow, or even blacken, over time.


Cause 3: Lack of oral hygiene

If you do not brush, floss or use mouthwashes regularly to eliminate plaque and tartar, teeth yellowing can definitely speed up.


Cause 4: Medicinal influence

Certain medicines are associated with teeth discolouration in children under eight. Some antihistamines, high blood pressure medicines and antipsychotic medications can also leave stains on teeth. Talk to your doctor and ask whether there are similar side effects from the medicines you are taking (or about to take).


Cause 5: Illnesses

Tooth discoloration can also be caused by diseases which affect enamel, or treatments which target a certain disease, such as chemotherapy and/or radiation used to treat cancer. Teeth can turn brownish in this case.


Cause 6: Genetics

It is also possible that the yellowing is in the genes and is making the enamel look yellowish.

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