Wondering – Why are my teeth stained and yellow?Why are my teeth stained and yellow? Do you have yellow or stained teeth, even after keeping up with your dental hygiene? Well, you’re not the only one!

Many people all over the US are dealing with the same dilemma. So if you’re brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly, why do you still have discolored teeth? When residue from eating, drinking or smoking is left to sit on your teeth till your next brushing, the dentin on your teeth can begin to yellow or darken.

Causes of Discolored Teeth

There are many contributing factors to having discolored teeth, here are a few.

  • Drinks such as coffee, tea, soda and wine
  • Tobacco use(Smoking and chewing tobacco)
  • Natural aging causes enamel to thin and show natural color of dentin(yellow)
  • Health conditions can cause discoloration
  • Excessive exposure to fluoride as a child
  • Tetracycline and doxycycline based antibiotics used before age 8 years old

Now that you have an idea of why you have discolored teeth, what are something you can do to help prevent the yellowing process?

  • Visit your dentist for regular teeth cleaning
  • Rinse your mouth out with water several times a day
  • Brush with tooth paste that has a whitening agent


One of the best ways to help your stained teeth is one of the simplest cosmetic dentistry procedures around, professional tooth whitening.  Stop asking – “Why are my teeth stained and yellow?” To get those pearly whites shining again contact Graham Farless DDSS to make an appointment at 336-282-2868 or visit our website at www.gsodentist.com.