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Brushing teeth daily for 5-7 minutes, still teeth is yellowish. What should I do to make them white?

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I daily brush my teeth for almost 5-7min., but still my teeth is yellowish.How I will make them white????
Posted Wed, 1 Aug 2012 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 13 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

The teeth can be yellow due to many reasons like:

>The teeth can become discolored by smoking.
>Drinking carbonated beverages affect the enamel of the teeth.
>The presence of plaque or calculus imposes a yellowish glow over the teeth.
>The enamel is yellow by fluorosis.
>The use of coloring in food may have traces.
>The teeth can become discolored by certain drinking habits, especially coffee and tea are notorious for this.
>The use of medication can cause you to get yellow teeth.
>Eating large amounts of sugar attacks the tooth enamel.

For making them white again and prevent further discoloration:

Brush your teeth immediately after eating.
Limit the coffee and tea
Stop smoking if you are doing

Please visit a dentist who can do polishing and make them white and also look for any other problem that you have.

I hope this helps.



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