Drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and dark sodas contain pigments that can stain teeth over time.
Inadequate brushing and flossing can allow plaque and tartar to build up, leading to tooth discoloration.
Acidic foods and beverages like citrus fruits, sports drinks, and vinegar-based dressings can erode tooth enamel, making teeth appear more yellow.
Mouthwashes that contain high levels of alcohol can dry out the mouth, leading to a decrease in saliva production and potentially contributing to tooth discoloration.
Chronic teeth grinding can wear down enamel, making teeth more susceptible to stains and discoloration.
Some antibiotics, antihistamines, and medications for high blood pressure can cause teeth to darken or become discolored as a side effect.
Some individuals naturally have thicker or more translucent enamel, which can affect the color of their teeth. Additionally, as we age, enamel naturally wears down, revealing the yellowish dentin layer underneath.