If you’ve started to notice that your pearly whites are looking a little less white and a little more yellow, then you might be looking for some tips on how to get white teeth. There are many things which can discolor your teeth, including coffee, smoking and sugar. But worry not, we are on hand with the best tips and tricks to ensure your pearly whites remain just that!
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Tooth discoloration can be caused by surface stains, known as extrinsic tooth discoloration, damage within the inner structure of the tooth, known as intrinsic tooth discoloration. Finally, there’s age-related tooth discoloration, which is a combination of both intrinsic and extrinsic tooth discoloration.
Extrinsic tooth discoloration occurs when the outer layer of the tooth, the enamel, becomes stained. There are many lifestyle factors which can cause your teeth to become discolored including drinking coffee, wine, fizzy drinks, smoking, poor dental hygiene – just to name a few!
Intrinsic tooth discoloration is a more complex form of tooth discoloration. This occurs when the inner structures of the teeth, the dentin, darkens or gets a yellow tint. This can be caused by trauma to the tooth, complications while the teeth are developing, and excess fluoride intake as a child.
Age-related tooth discoloration is almost unavoidable and is a combination of both intrinsic and extrinsic tooth discoloration. The dentin within the teeth naturally diminishes over time, causing your teeth to become darker and develop a yellow tinge.
Your tooth enamel also becomes thinner as you age, allowing the dentin to show through, making your teeth look a little discolored and dull.
How To Prevent Tooth Discoloration
The best way to prevent tooth discoloration is to avoid any stain-causing foods and drinks, but if you can’t bear to cut out coffee, fizzy drinks and red wine, then you can take a few measures to make sure your teeth don’t suffer. If possible, try to drink these stain-causing drinks through a straw to stop them from coming into contact with your teeth.
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