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If you ever wonder why your teeth change color, you’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure why their teeth start as a white color and turn into a brown or yellow color. Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause tooth discoloration. Our dentist, Dr. Brittany Greer, is happy to tell you all about them today.

-Tooth-staining foods and drinks (If the food or drink can stain fabric, it can stain your teeth. So, stay away from products like coffee, red wine, tomato sauce, and dark berries.)

-Tobacco use (Tobacco has tar and nicotine, which are two tooth-staining substances. Not only can tobacco stain your teeth, but it can also cause cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer, so it’s best to refrain from using tobacco.)

-Age (Underneath the tooth enamel lies a softer layer called dentin. This layer is naturally yellow. As you age, the tooth enamel fades and exposes the dentin, making the teeth look more yellow.)

-Trauma (If you injure your teeth, they tend to protect themselves with dentin. And, like mentioned before, dentin is yellow. So, trauma can make your smile more yellow.)

-Medications (Some medications include tooth discoloration as a side effect.)

Would you like to know more about tooth discoloration in Cleveland, Texas? Or would you like to schedule an appointment regarding teeth whitening? If so, please contact Cleveland Dental Associates and talk to a member of our dental team. When you call 281-592-5865, we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!