5 Reasons Your Teeth Aren’t White Anymore

Experts predict the teeth whitening market will be a $6 billion industry by 2025. Six billion! It’s no secret there are more products than ever to whiten your teeth, and how much better you look and feel with a whiter, brighter, younger-looking smile.

Unfortunately, discolored teeth are inevitable. Yellow, stained teeth happen to everyone. For some, it can really detract from their appearance, and for others, it’s just a slight change. 

At Veal Dental Care, Dr. Scott Veal offers the most effective teeth whitening products to help you improve your smile. Read on to find out the top five reasons why your teeth are discolored and stained, and how to whiten them. 


Although many celebrities look like they’re aging backward, the truth is they are getting cosmetic help. Everyone’s teeth get a little duller with age because the outer enamel layer thins out over time. Beneath this white enamel layer is dentin, which is yellowish. Additionally, this yellow dentin grows thicker as you age, making your teeth look more yellow or duller every year.  

Food and drink

Certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth, in the same way, they can stain clothing. Red wine, coffee, berries, colas, and other dark-colored food and beverages can stain teeth over time. Additionally, acid foods and drinks can erode enamel making the pigment from foods and drinks easier to stick to your teeth.


Age and acidic foods and beverages are not the only things that can erode enamel. Certain medications can also cause teeth to turn yellow. If you took antibiotics such as tetracycline or doxycycline as a child while your teeth were still developing, those medications might have caused your teeth to turn brownish or yellow. As an adult, other medicines such as antihistamines, antipsychotics, and blood pressure medications can sometimes yellow teeth.

Tobacco use

Smoking and chewing tobacco are bad for your overall health, your breath, and, not surprisingly, your teeth. In fact, smoking is one of the most common causes of yellow teeth. Smoking and chewing tobacco create stubborn stains on your teeth, not to mention bad breath.  

Poor dental hygiene

Not brushing and flossing regularly allows stains and plaque to build up. Additionally, not having your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year, as recommended, can lead stains and discolored teeth as well.  

Fortunately, Dr. Veal offers several effective ways to brighten your teeth, including Philips Zoom! QuickPro and Philips Zoom! White Speed. Both methods are safe, effective, and can be performed in under an hour.  

Are you ready for white teeth and a brighter smile? Call Veal Dental Care in Dunwoody, Georgia, to make an appointment today. You can also request an appointment online through the website.

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