What is the reason for yellowing teeth?

 What causes the teeth to turn yellow?


How do I stop my teeth from being yellow?

Yellowing of the teeth

The yellowing of the teeth, the most common reasons people pay to see a doctor clinic dentalmay occur teeth yellowing in a simple and progressive, in some cases, it may be severe can not be avoided at other times, and there are many reasons that lead to yellowing teeth, and There are many methods of treatment, and all of these will be discussed below.


The cause of yellow teeth

There are many factors and conditions that cause yellow  teeth, including the following:

  • Certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and blueberries.
  • Tobacco use,   whether by smoking or chewing it;  As tobacco contains nicotine, which causes external stains on the surfaces of the teeth, and these stains are easy to remove shortly after their formation, but they may become permanent after that, and it should be noted that cigarette smoking is the most common cause of yellowing teeth.
  • Lack of attention to oral hygiene and teeth, which in turn leads to a layer of plaque pool on the surfaces of the teeth quickly, and with continuing not brushing teeth lime starts Balkon, causes the lime Basfrar teeth, and in fact if you are lime can not be removed by using a toothbrush.
  • The genetic factor, where the tooth consists of an outer layer called tooth enamel, and the tooth enamel is white and has the property of transparency, and this layer is followed by the yellow dentin layer, and in some cases, it is a layer Tooth enamel is thinner than normal, which makes the layer of dentine more visible, and the teeth appear yellow.
  • With age, as a person gets older, their teeth appear more yellow than before,  because the thickness of the tooth enamel layer decreases with age, which makes the yellow dentin layer more visible.
  • Side effects of some medicines and mouthwashes, such as mouthwashes that contain Chlorhexidine, as the use of these mouthwashes sometimes stains the teeth and tongue.
  • Exposure to accidents and strikes.
  • Excessive use of fluoride,  and excessive use of fluoride results in what is called fluorosis, and usually occurs at the time permanent teeth form, that is, during the first eight years of the child's life, and fluoridation may appear in the form of white marks on the surface Teeth that the dentist can distinguish.
  •  Chronic dry mouth or lack of saliva production, like dry mouth results due to a lack of saliva production or a change in its quality, and in fact, saliva cleans and moisturizes the mouth, as well as helps to chew, swallowing, and speaking, as well as saliva protects against decay and helps to The sense of taste.


Teeth whitening

There are many ways to get white teeth, and we mention the following:

  • Brushing the teeth and cleaning between them using dental floss,  taking into account the correct method, and it is also necessary to avoid eating foods and drinks that cause pigmentation.
  • Teeth whitening by using whitening products such as whitening pastes, whitening patches, and whitening mouthwashes.
  • Teeth whitening, whether in the dentist's office or using home bleaching, where teeth are whitened in the doctor’s office by using a whitening substance placed on the surfaces of the teeth, taking into account covering the gums with a rubber material to avoid hurting them, and this process takes place during one visit to the dentist’s clinic. For home whitening, the concentration of the bleaching material in it is usually lower than the concentration of those used in the dentist's office, and the whitening process is done by placing the material inside a special mold for a person’s teeth to wear this mold.
  • Veneers, which are very thin layers made of Porcelain or porcelain to cover the side or front surfaces of the teeth. These veneers change the shape, size, length, and color of the teeth. These veneers are also made of cosmetic filling material, but those made of porcelain or porcelain are more resistant to staining and give the teeth a shine similar to that of natural teeth.
  • Natural recipes: There are many natural recipes that help get rid of yellowing teeth, and among these recipes are the following:
    • Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide: Where a study indicated that using this mixture works to remove pigmentation and whiten teeth, and this mixture is made by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide until the mixture becomes like a paste Then the teeth are brushed with it, and the mouth must be rinsed well with water after using it.
    • Apple cider vinegar: Although there are no adequate studies on the use of apple cider vinegar in teeth whitening; however, he is believed to have a role in this. But small quantities of it should be used for a short period of time to avoid the side effects that may result from its use, and it can be used by mixing two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with approximately 180 milliliters of water, then rinsing with the prepared solution for 30 seconds, and you must also rinse with water after use.
    • Fruit peels: such as banana peels, oranges, and lemons, as some claim that rubbing the peels of these fruits will whiten teeth.
    • Active charcoal: is believed that charcoal works to absorb toxins and kill bacteria in the mouth, and it can be used in teeth whitening by brushing it, taking into account not to approach the area adjacent to the gums, because the coal may cause Baivaiha.


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