Why Are My Teeth Yellow?
By Miswak Dentistry
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn about teeth whitening from your Chicago dentist.

Do you desire a radiant smile? Professional teeth whitening will give you a whiter, brighter smile. Dr. Tariq Riyal at Miswak Dentistry in teeth whiteningChicago, IL, your Ukrainian Village Dental professional, offers state-of-the-art teeth whitening treatments to their patients. Here are the top six reasons why your teeth are so yellow.

#1- Smoking

If you smoke or use tobacco products, your teeth will darken over time. Smoking is a common cause of tooth discoloration and can turn the teeth brown, black or yellow. Chewing tobacco also contributes to yellowing of the teeth.

#2- Food

Dark-colored foods, including dark sauces and various fruits, such as pomegranates, blueberries, raspberries and grapes also have the potential to discolor teeth. These foods contain chromogens, pigment-producing substances with a penchant for sticking to enamel.

#3- Beverages

Pigments from dark-colored beverages such as wine, soda, coffee, and tea also cause permanent stains on your teeth. There are several ways to prevent staining of the teeth, such as drinking water after consuming dark-colored drinks and drinking dark-colored drinks with a straw.

#4- Medications

Certain medications such as drugs for high blood pressure, antipsychotic medications and antihistamines stain teeth. Minocycline, a tetracycline antibiotic, also causes tooth discoloration.

#5- Genetics

Some individuals people are more likely to have stained teeth. Amelogenesis Imperfecta and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta are genetic defects that cause the teeth to develop improperly and could lead to teeth yellowing.

#6- Poor Health

Poor health can play a large factor in teeth color. Sickle Cell Disease can cause teeth discoloration and other tooth abnormalities. Tooth discoloration can also occur after suffering a high fever at a young age.

Say goodbye to those less-than-perfect pearly whites. Call Miswak Dentistry in Chicago, IL, at (773) 661-0330 right now to schedule your next dental appointment. Professional teeth whitening won't just improve your smile; it will also change your life for the better.

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