Yellow teeth may not seem like a major dental problem, but it can still affect your confidence and your willingness to smile. Fortunately, there are many teeth whitening products and professional teeth whitening service by dentist available out there. Ask Portland dentist Dr. Jacob Morrow and his team at Mt. Tabor Dental your options for whitening your teeth and improving your smile.
Here are some common causes of yellow teeth:
If at least one of your parents has yellow teeth, chances of you having yellow teeth are higher.
When the enamel is thin and the dentin underneath is showing, then it makes your teeth look yellow. Dentin is under the enamel and it is sometimes a deep yellow material.
Teeth turn yellow as you get older when the enamel become thinner due to chewing and exposure to food’s acidity.
Nicotine leaves yellowish and brownish surface stain on your teeth when you smoke.
Many foods stain teeth, such as tomato sauces, curry spices and berries, etc.
Coffee, tea, red and white wine can cause the teeth to turn yellow.
Tetracycline antibiotics stain teeth, especially during development.
Excessive fluoride can cause yellow or brownish yellow spots called fluorosis.