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Reasons For Yellow Teeth And How To Prevent Them

Mar 08, 2023

Reasons For Yellow Teeth And How To Prevent Them

Are your teeth looking a little dull and yellow? You’re not alone. Many people struggle with yellow teeth, and it can be an embarrassing issue. However,  Fortunately, there are ways to prevent and treat yellow teeth, so you can have a bright, white smile.

But first, let’s take a look at the potential reasons why your teeth may be turning yellow.

  • Diet : The foods you eat can affect the color of your teeth. Coffee, tea, and red wine can stain your teeth. So can smoking. Eating foods that are high in sugar can also cause yellowing, as can eating acidic fruits and drinks.

  • Age : As you get older, your teeth will naturally be yellow. It’s just part of the aging process.

  • Poor Oral Hygiene : Poor brushing and flossing habits can lead to yellow teeth. Bacteria in the mouth can cause plaque and tartar to build up, leading to yellowing. 

  • Genetics : Some people are just born with naturally yellow teeth.

Now that you know the potential causes of yellow teeth, let’s look at how you can prevent them.

  • Brush Regularly : Brushing your teeth twice a day is key to preventing yellow teeth. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and make sure to brush for at least two minutes each time. Consider using the best electric toothbrush if you want to really get deep into your gums and remove bacteria. ORACURA’s sonic electric toothbrush comes with various brushing modes, smart timer assistance, and even brush heads.

  • Floss Regularly : Flossing is just as important as brushing when it comes to preventing yellow teeth. Flossing reaches areas that a toothbrush can’t so make sure to floss at least once a day. Water Flossing is an advanced and effective way to get rid of the food particles that stick to the teeth.

  • Avoid Teeth-Staining Foods : As mentioned above, certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth. Try to limit these foods and drinks as much as possible. This may include foods that have a tendency to stick to teeth, acidic beverages, coffee, tea, sauces, etc.

  • Visit Your Dentist : Visiting your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleanings is important for keeping your teeth white and healthy. Your dentist may offer to do teeth-whitening treatment if you’re younger and do not have genetically yellow teeth. However, even teeth whitening treatments may not provide a permanent solution. Check with your dentist for professional help.


By following these tips, you can keep your teeth looking white and healthy. Simply following a good oral care routine may be very beneficial in preventing yellow teeth and ensuring overall oral health. ORACURA’s sonic electric toothbrush also offers the white mode which can be used post-brushing for visibly whiter teeth.