About Stained Yellow Teeth and Tooth Discoloration

It's one of those things most people experience at some point in their lives, but don't always feel comfortable talking about. Tooth discoloration is a common issue, and one that has plenty of possible causes. A lot of these causes can be preventable simply by making a few lifestyle changes.

Dental Hygiene

There are also treatment options for stained and yellow teeth, like teeth whitening. Whether you choose a whitening toothpaste or other whitening agents, there are ways to treat stained teeth.

The Truth Behind Tooth Discoloration

The cause of your stained teeth could be environmental, or something more complicated than that. Here's a list of possible causes and reasons behind your stained teeth:

Foods and drinks (like coffee, tea, sodas, and wine)
Tobacco use
Cancer treatments (chemotherapy and radiation)
Advancing age
Environment (like excessively fluoridated water)

Giving Stained Teeth The Proper Treatment

Unless the root of your stained teeth is out of your control, proper brushing and flossing techniques can help prevent and treat stained teeth. The same goes for regular, professional teeth cleanings. Cutting back on things that are within your control, like how much coffee you drink or smoking, can improve your overall dental hygiene and the color of your teeth. Need a change? Try Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Whitening Toothpaste.

If your teeth appear to be abnormal in color and you're not sure why, talk to your dentist.

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