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What causes yellow teeth?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Question: I have my teeth a little yellowish, same as my father. What could be the reason?
As I neither have have any problem of smell in my mouth nor sensitivity to hot or cold.
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It could be due to poor oral hygiene.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in.

Yellowish teeth could be due to several reasons:-
- poor oral hygiene
- wearing away of enamel
- excessive tea or coffee
- tobacco chewing
- hereditary

You go for scaling to get rid of bad phygiene.You may also go for bleaching if you want white teeth. But bleaching is temporary & teeth again take stain after sometime.
Visit your dentist & get scaling done.

Hope I answered your query

Wishing you good health

Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
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What causes yellow teeth?

Brief Answer: It could be due to poor oral hygiene. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in. Yellowish teeth could be due to several reasons:- - poor oral hygiene - wearing away of enamel - excessive tea or coffee - tobacco chewing - hereditary You go for scaling to get rid of bad phygiene.You may also go for bleaching if you want white teeth. But bleaching is temporary & teeth again take stain after sometime. Visit your dentist & get scaling done. Hope I answered your query Wishing you good health Regards Dr. Neha Sumra