Why are my teeth yellow?
Celebrities flaunt a pearly white smile and it is attractive. We all want one of those smiles but we observe that our teeth are yellow compared to theirs.
Has anyone thought why do teeth turn yellow?
There are 2 reasons because of which teeth turn from white to yellow.
1)Food and drinks that stain the teeth
Example: Black tea, sugary sweets, red and white wine, brightly colored sauces like curries, sweet chili and tomato, brightly colored fruits and vegetables.
2)Wearing off the outer layer of the tooth(enamel) due to acids in certain foods and drinks. The tooth when thickest is naturally white but as it starts wearing off, the second layer of the tooth(dentin) starts to show which is comparatively yellower. This is one of the reason elder people have yellow teeth. The longer you have your teeth the more they have the chance to wear down their protective white coatings.
Example: Drinks that wear off the outer layer of the tooth: Soda, Aerated drinks, sports drink, etc.
Steps to avoid yellow teeth:
Avoid brushing immediately after eating the above-mentioned foods as the enamel may be soft after consuming these foods and brushing may worsen the case.
1)Have a big sip of water and swirl it in your mouth to clear the acids and staining compounds from foods.
2)Other option is to get more saliva into your mouth after eating and let it move over your teeth.
Soon it would become a habit for you to keep your teeth healthy and clean and white.
If your teeth are already yellow, you can contact your dentist for teeth whitening procedures.