Never judge a book by its cover. The same can be applied when it comes to the appearance of teeth. Most people want a gleaming white smile and teeth that are straight, unmarred by chips and cracks.
The truth is that white teeth are attractive, but does having white teeth have anything to do with dental health? The answer is not a simple yes or no. Teeth can certainly be both white and healthy. However, in some instances this may not be the case. It is possible to have gleaming white teeth that are unhealthy and also possible to have not so white teeth that are robust and in great condition.
If this is the case, if having discolored teeth does not necessarily mean they are unhealthy, why and how do teeth get discolored?
How Teeth Get Discolored
In order to understand how tooth color relates to a tooth’s health, you first have to understand how teeth get discolored. There are a number of causes of yellow teeth, including:
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Staining from certain foods and beverages
- Taking certain medications
- Poor dental hygiene
Prevention and Treatment of Discolored Teeth
As we mentioned earlier, having discolored teeth does not mean unhealthy. However, even with this fact, most people still want white teeth because they make a person look more attractive. If you have white teeth that are starting to get dull, you can prevent developing yellow teeth by paying attention to what you drink and eat. You should also avoid smoking or quit if you are already a smoker. You are encouraged to visit a dental professional at least twice a year and practice good dental hygiene.
If you have yellow or discolored teeth, you can use natural products such as POPWHITE whitening primer toothpaste which will keep your smile brighter without causing any sensitivity.
Other ways to prevent yellow teeth is by drinking through a straw to minimize the time fluids stay on the surface of teeth. If brushing teeth every time you have a snack is not possible, rinse your mouth with water instead.
Get Your Teeth Whitened By a Dentist
You can visit a dentist for additional teeth whitening. Ask your dental office to use POPWHITE Professional Whitening Prophy Paste during your next dental office visit. It effectively whitens natural teeth, restorations, veneers and composites. A premium quality product that thoroughly cleans teeth, leaving a smooth texture without sensitivity.
You also have an option to whiten teeth at home using our Power Duo.
Brush teeth thoroughly using POPWHITE primer Toothpaste (twice daily, every day) and then rinse with POPWHITE toner Oral Rinse and watch your smile transform.