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Yellowish teeth. Smoking addiction. Any other treatment other than teeth enameling?

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my teath become yelowish very often, i smoke a little 1 or 2 sticks a day , brush once a day. please suggest wht to do , i dont want to teeth enamling it destry the teeth calciam layers, please suggest other way out
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Amitabha Chakraborty 1 hour later

Thank you for your query.

There are several reasons for the teeth getting yellowish. Most common reason is collection of dirt (plaque) on tooth surface as a result of poor brushing. This can be corrected by learning proper brushing technique from a dentist. Some food also causes tooth staining. If you can notice such, you have to avoid such food. As you are a limited tobacco user chances of darker stains from tobacco is unusual. Lastly some persons teeth are normally more yellowish and that cannot be corrected, just like a darker complexion person can never be a fair one, whatever measure he or she uses.

I didn't understand what you mean by 'enameling'. But different kind of bleaching of teeth procedure is available, which can temporarily brighten your teeth for some period. Please contact a local dentist to diagnose the real reason for your teeth discoloration and find a dental clinic where the arrangement of teeth bleaching is available.

Hope this will serve your purpose. Have a good smile......
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