Causes of Yellow Teeth

Causes of Yellow TeethHaving yellow teeth can cause you to feel self-conscious when smiling around others. You may feel embarrassed about your smile, which can affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, you can visit Dr. Assili, expert in teeth whitening in Northridge, to have your yellow teeth treated. Before treating your teeth, Dr. Assili will work with you to figure out why your teeth turned yellow in the first place.

Some teeth turn yellow naturally. Certain patients have less mineralization on the outermost layer of their teeth. As a result, their tooth enamel is more translucent and less white. The dentin layer under tooth enamel is naturally yellow. You can only change your natural tooth color by undergoing advanced whitening treatments.

Teeth can also turn yellow as part of the aging process. Even those who maintained excellent oral hygiene for their whole life will experience some yellowing. Staining agents seep into your teeth overtime, which gives them a yellowish tint. Besides that, your tooth enamel will naturally wear down as you age.

Poor oral hygiene is another reason that teeth turn yellow. You must brush and floss your teeth daily to avoid stains, cavities and tooth decay. In addition, make sure to visit Dr. Assili, cosmetic dentist in Northridge, twice a year to have your teeth professionally cleaned. Keep in mind that your daily habits can affect the color of your smile. If you smoke or chew tobacco, then you are likely to have yellow teeth. Certain foods and drinks can also stain your teeth. Avoiding products like coffee and soda will help keep your teeth pearly white.

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Michel H. Elyson, DDS

Ramin Assili, DDS

9535 Reseda Blvd., Suite 203
Northridge CA 91324

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