Everyone desires to have white dazzling teeth. However, most of us do little to accomplish this. Proper dental care involves brushing your teeth at least twice a day (morning and evening), flossing every day, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. This is a small price to pay to avoid teeth discoloration.
While tooth discoloration is majorly caused by improper tooth care, some of your daily habits may be more injurious to your teeth.
Many people may have second thoughts about giving up on these habits, given the pleasure they get from them. Even so, it's a sure thing that your sacrifice will be rewarded with pearl whites and a radiant smile. Below are the three major causes of tooth discoloration:
Deficient oral hygiene
People with poor oral hygiene are at risk of having discolored teeth. Failure to brush your teeth as recommended - flossing every day, or wash your mouth properly - makes you vulnerable to bacterial infection. Moreover, you risk getting other equally devastating effects such as bleeding gums, bad odor, and toothaches.
These effects can impact your life negatively. For instance, a bad odor can make you shy away from speaking with friends, family, and colleagues because of the shame it causes.
Avoiding such a predicament is easy. All you have to do is adhere to the American Dental Health Guidelines, which recommends brushing at least twice a day, for not less than two minutes. If you find this unattainable, then try brushing at least once a day. Also, drink water regularly to curb bacteria build-up and to get rid of food particles from your teeth.