Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why Do your Teeth Turn Yellow?

Having problems with your smile because your pearly whites aren’t as white as you want them to be? Chances are, you’re not alone; a lot of people have their own troubles with yellow teeth. Yellowing teeth tend to manifest as a person ages, but it could happen sooner if you don’t take good care of your teeth.

Categories of Tooth Stains

While there are a lot of factors that could yellow your teeth, these would usually fall into two categories: extrinsic and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains are generally stains found at the surface of the enamel, or the tooth’s outermost layer. Your diet would usually cause the development of these stains, from dark-colored foods and beverages to ones having high alcohol content. Moreover, habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco can cause extrinsic stains, along with poor dental hygiene.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Why You Shouldn’t Keep your Mouth Dry

Saliva is not just helpful in breaking down the food you’re eating; it’s also essential in keeping your mouth clean by providing protection against bad breath and tooth decay. As you age, your mouth might not be able to make enough saliva, making it dry and uncomfortable especially when swallowing.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Veneer Care 101

Your veneers may be doing a great job in concealing some teeth imperfections, but you might ask, how long will they last? Well, that largely depends on the degree of care you give them. Below are some tips for longer lasting porcelain veneers.