Have you noticed lately that your teeth are a darker hue of yellow than they used to be? If so, you may be looking for the culprit. Below are some of the most common reasons your teeth are turning yellow.
- Your evening glass of red wine.
- Your daily cups of coffee and tea.
- Your dark green and red smoothies.
- Oranges, lemons, limes, and citrus that wear down your enamel.
- Balsamic vinegar on your salad, or any vinegar.
- Acidic fruits and veggies—like tomatoes.
- Dark fruit and veggies like blueberries, pomegranate, beets, and raspberries.
- Smoking or chewing tobacco.
- Carbonated beverages.
- Dark sports drinks.
How To Minimize The Yellowing Of Your Teeth
Minimizing the consumption of the foods above will help, and drinking the teeth-yellowing beverages above through a straw will also help. And if you are smoking or doing chew, the yellowing of your teeth is your least concern. Talk to your dentist about veneers or teeth whitening, or turn to some simple tips to brighten your teeth.
If nothing on the list above stands out, keep in mind that as we age the enamel on our teeth will wear—causing our teeth to yellow. If your teeth haven’t begun to yellow, take a proactive approach to keep them bright and white.