teeth changes its colour as we all age due to dietary habits ie, carbonated drinks contain colours, red wine, few fruit juices (pomegranate, raspberry, cranberry, etc.), tea, coffee, turmeric used for foods
sometimes depending on the area you reside the increased amount of iron in your water can also discolour your teeth.
Lets understand this better,
tooth has a top layer called" enamel" - white layer
tooth has the layer beneath this called" dentine"- yellow layer
enamel is white- white layer
dentine is yellow- yellow layer
if you see all the young kids, including you during your younger age will have white teeth. Due to the presence is more of white layer.
As we advance with age the teeth change its colour to yellowish. Because the white layer becomes thin and the yellow layer shows from inside.
So this is natural and nothing to worry about it.
Well apart from this the foods we consume as I mentioned earlier can also stain the teeth which needs professional cleaning by the dentist. But professional cleaning will take away the stain on the surface but not whiten your teeth. Yes there are proceedures like" bleaching, done with caution can whiten your teeth. Please discuss this with your dentist.
please do not use any whitening products for teeth sold online or in shops as they can be more abrasive and acidic making the teeth loose its luster and also make it more yellowish over a period of time
also do not try home remedies like baking soda, lime, salt, vinegar as these are highly acidic and abrasive and will make your teeth rough as well as loose the white layer of your teeth more quickly.
Please visit your dentist for professional help and discussion I hope I clarified you.
Teeth change their color as we all age due to dietary habits ie, carbonated drinks contain colours, red wine, few fruit juices (pomegranate, raspberry, cranberry, etc..), tea , coffee, turmeric used for foods
Sometimes depending on the area you reside, the increased amount of iron in your water can also discolor your teeth.Hi Binder,
For better looking teeth, the first and most important thing is that you teeth should be clean, and free from plaque (accumulated food debris) and stains. For that, you must get professional scaling/cleaning done from a dentist.
After that, you can head for tooth whitening procedures such as bleaching and laser tooth whitening.
Hope that helps.
go for scaling and polishing of teeth. it will clean your teeth of any stains n will give it a shine. for more whiteness, you can go for teeth whitening procedure.
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