Top Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Everyday individuals are exposing their teeth to several elements that may lead to discoloration of their teeth. This can include simple lifestyle choices such as drinking coffee or smoking, or more complicated medical issues, such as diseases that affect the tooth’s enamel.

Here are some common lifestyle choices that can lead to discolored teeth:

  • Food/Drinks: Coffee, tea, colas, wines and certain fruits and vegetables can stain your teeth.
  • Smoking/Chewing Tobacco
  • Environment: Excessive fluoride either from environmental sources or from excessive use can lead to teeth discoloration.
  • Poor Dental Hygiene: Inadequate brushing and flossing to remove plaque will eventually lead to discoloration.

Sometimes teeth discoloration can be caused by medical issues such as:

  • Disease: Several disease can affect your teeth’s enamel and dentin.
  • Medical Treatments: Individuals that receives treatments for certain conditions such as radiation and chemotherapy have noted teeth discoloration as a side effect.
  • Medications: Certain medications have been noted to cause discoloration in both children and adults such as antibiotics and Antihistamines.
  • Trauma: Damage from a fall can disrupt the enamel’s formation in young children who have teeth that are still developing.
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