Your teeth are naturally going to become more yellow as you age, but there are certain activities which can expedite that process and help stain your teeth. Teeth yellowing or staining can occur when certain food or drinks interact with your teeth.
- Drinking coffee or tea - coffee and tea's dark color and acidity can cause yellowing of the teeth over time, but is easily treated with teeth whitening.
- Using tobacco products - cigarettes can stain teeth during smoking and chewing tobacco can stain teeth during chewing. They can also lead to cancer.
- Drinking red wine - the acids in wine eat away at tooth enamel, creating rough spots that make teeth more vulnerable to staining from other foods.
If you've already experienced teeth staining or yellowing from age, food, or drink, teeth whitening is still a viable option to regain the whiter teeth you had when you were younger. If you're looking for teeth whitening in Indianapolis, Dr. Reese is your Indianapolis cosmetic dentist.