Dentist Questions Teeth, And Gum Care

What causes yellowing teeth?

My front-facing teeth are turning yellow. I am not sure what is causing this issue. Could it be due to my smoking habit? What can I do to get rid of the yellowish tinge on my teeth?

12 Answers

Yep, smoking will yellow teeth. If it does that to teeth, can you imagine what it is doing to your lungs and arteries?
Get a dental cleaning and polishing. If that doesn’t help, may need X-rays. If only front 2 teeth, maybe whitening.
Definitely, smoking is a great contributing factor! Get a professional cleaning and advice from your dentist. Quit smoking!!!!!!
Smoking plays a big roll in staining. Coffee drinking can cause this type of stain as well. Your best bet would be to visit a local dentis in your area for a cleaning and to discuss whitening options at this time.
Smoking will do a lot more than just stain your teeth. But I won't get into that right now. The first thing to do is to quit smoking. Next, get a professional cleaning to remove as much stain off as possible and to remove tarter which has accumulated. Then maintain your new smile with baking soda moistened with peroxide or a whitening toothpaste.
Smoking will discolor the teeth and gums. But also coffee, tea, and other colored drinks will affect the teeth. Also some foods, too.
You can use whitening, but not while you smoke.
Smoking can definitely cause yellowing of your teeth. In these cases, more frequent professional cleanings will be necessary.
If you smoke, this can cause a lot of problems with your teeth staining. If you use a toothpaste that claims to have a whitening property to it, it can help you remove the stain from your teeth. You can use professional whitening products to help reduce the yellowish tint on your teeth.
This is a difficult situation to treat as it involves a smoking substitute as the nicotine is what is yellowing your enamel with stain that is not easily brushed off. The alteration of this habit will produce benefits in that your mouth will taste fresher and your teeth will respond to a mile bleach that your dentist provides in order to bring back the natural brightness of the enamel.
It could very well be due to smoking. It is known to stain the teeth. You should have a professional cleaning & exam and be evaluated for tooth whitening procedure options.
Smoking will definitely yellow your teeth. To get rid of the yellow, quit smoking and see your dentist for a professional whitening treatment.

Michael M. Blicher, DDS
The yellowing teeth are caused by many of the health factors and are categorized into two categories- extrinsic stains and intrinsic stains. The major cause is poor dental hygiene due to inadequate brushing, rinsing and flossing with an antiseptic mouthwash to remove stain-producing substances and plaque-causing yellow teeth.