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Yellow teeth are quite inconvenient. In fact, they can lower your self-esteem and make you feel embarrassed of your appearance. This can lead to searching for the right whitening treatment available. Unfortunately, any whitening treatment won’t give you the results you’re looking for if you don’t determine the underlying causing of the staining as well as stop it. So, to help you find the reasons behind your yellow teeth, our dentist, Dr. Kevin Solis, is happy to list the common culprits.

The first culprit is your diet. This is especially true if you consume tooth-staining foods and beverages regularly. Some common tooth-staining products include soda, red wine, tomato sauce, curry sauce, and dark berries. If you can’t avoid these products, you should quickly rinse or brush your teeth after consuming them.

The second culprit is smoking. Smoking is one of the major causes of tooth discoloration, and the only way to prevent yellow teeth is to quit. After you quit, you need to keep up on oral hygiene, use over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and whitening rinse, and consider a professional whitening treatment.

The third culprit is illness. Unfortunately, certain medical conditions and medications can cause yellow teeth. We understand this is a tough culprit to avoid, but you can talk to your doctor or dentist to explore your best options of preventing tooth discoloration.

To learn more about the reasons behind stained teeth in Moline, Illinois, please contact Solis Dental Group and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 309-764-4944 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!