Many people believe that a snow-white smile is an indicator of the health of the oral cavity. In this issue, we will tell you if this is true and why your teeth turn yellow.
Let’s start with the rule we all know about brushing your teeth twice a day. Surprisingly, many people still reject it. Of course, you can opt out of toothpaste and scrape the plaque with water and fingers, but that’s just not effective. The fact is that the paste helps to kill the bacterial film, and, in most cases, contains fluoride, which prevents the acids from which caries develops. And by itself, a toothbrush improves the blood supply to the gums and scrubs the rest of the food between the teeth.
To most of us, white teeth will seem more attractive, except that the color does not always indicate their health. In fact, the shade of enamel depends on its transparency, because beneath it is dentin, which has a dirty gray-yellow shade. This very transparency is determined genetically, because in such cases even bleaching can be powerless. In addition, with age, the enamel of the teeth becomes thinner, and the color of the dentin will appear more and more.
Of course, smoking, coffee and red wine have the strongest effect on the whiteness of your smile. They cover the teeth with a bacterial film, which not only changes their color, but also contributes to the development of caries. It is possible to avoid such symptoms due to professional teeth brushing every six months and whitening with special pastes. Also, it is worth noting ceramic veneers, which after sticking on your teeth create an effect of the “hollywood smile”.
And, of course, we could not ignore the smell from the mouth, which, along with yellow teeth, often causes complexes in humans. Surprisingly, there is still a myth that halitosis occurs due to stomach problems, although in 90% of cases this is not the case. Yellow teeth and bad smell often have the same reason – these are leftover food between the teeth. To begin with, they begin to rot, exuding an unpleasant odor, and then caries appears, to which are added the odors of the vital activity of bacteria. However, it is worth noting a disease called halitophobia, or simply constant concern about the smell from the mouth, which affects thousands of people around the world, while not experiencing real problems with the health of teeth.