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Unfortunately, tooth discoloration is extremely common, especially because there are multiple things that cause it. The best thing you can do to avoid a dull, yellow, or discolored smile is avoid the causes of tooth discoloration. To help you know a little more, Dr. Rosendo Garza and our dental team would be happy to tell you all about those causes.

The first thing that causes tooth discoloration are dark liquids. Some beverages have strong color pigments that tend to attach to the tooth enamel, which causes discoloration. The most common teeth-staining beverages are red wine, tea, and coffee.

The second thing that causes stained tooth enamel are tobacco products. The tar and nicotine in the tobacco stain and discolor your teeth.

The third thing that causes a dull smile is age. Your tooth enamel tends to fade away and get thinner throughout time. Beneath the enamel is a substance called dentin. This substance has a yellow tint to it. A time passes, the enamel will wear away and show the dentin, which will make your teeth more yellow.

The last thing that can cause a discolored smile is trauma. When you experience an oral trauma, your teeth will naturally create more dentin to protect your teeth. And, like mentioned before, because the dentin is naturally yellow, your smile will take on a yellow shade.

To learn more about the things that cause enamel discoloration in Rialto, California, please don’t hesitate to give Golden West Dental Clinic a call at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you are interested in our whitening treatments. We look forward to helping you!