Tooth Stains – Is your Tooth Yellow?

In the beginning, it was all WHITE

Is your tooth Yellow? Ever wondered why is it so even after you have brushed those every morning and night. Read ahead to know about possible reasons that could be causing this for you and possible prevention and treatment options available to you

Tea, Coffee have been found to be the main reason behind discoloration of a tooth. Tea is the most harmful of the lot as it contains Tannic Acid which causes small pores in the enamel of Teeth. The pigments from Tea collects in these pores causing deep stains.

There are two substances in tobacco that cause the teeth to become stained: nicotine and tar. Although nicotine is actually colorless, it becomes yellowish in hue when it combines with oxygen molecules. Tar, on the other hand, is the naturally dark residue that results from smoking tobacco.

While tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it also contains microscopic pores. When people smoke, some of the nicotine and tar is drawn into the mouth settles into these pores. Over time, as nicotine and tar continue to build up in the pores, the teeth become visibly discolored.


If you are a smoker, quitting smoking is the first thing that you should do to prevent tooth discoloration. Same goes for Tea/Coffee. However considering nothing is completely avoidable, at least for beverages, wash your mouth after having the drink and do not try to swish the beverage in your mouth.

Avoid lemon in the teas as it is acidic in nature and will weaken the teeth.


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