The best tips to remove and prevent tooth discoloration
Although brown spots on the teeth are primarily a cosmetic problem and say little about the health of our teeth, discolored teeth are unsightly and no one wants them. Here we show you how you can remove brown spots on the teeth yourself with a few simple tricks and what you can do about yellow teeth so that your smile becomes really radiant again.
Where do brown spots on the teeth come from?
Before we turn to the question of how to remove brown spots on the teeth themselves, let's briefly look at where these tooth discolorations come from in the first place.
Responsible for yellow teeth as well as brown spots on the teeth are mainly the consumption of drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and certain spices such as curry or saffron. Substances in these foods and beverages are deposited on our teeth. If the deposits are not completely removed, discoloration forms over time.
If your children have discolored teeth, go to the dentist immediately, as these can also indicate problems with tooth development. Medications, such as certain antibiotics, can also cause tooth discoloration in children.
What helps against yellow teeth? Prevent tooth discoloration
The most important thing for the prevention of discolored teeth is thorough oral hygiene. This is not only important to preserve the natural whiteness of your teeth, but primarily to ensure oral health. Thorough oral hygiene includes:
Brush your teeth 2 times a day. The best way to remove dental plaque is with a modern electric toothbrush, such as the Philips Protective Clean sonic toothbrush. It removes up to 10 times more plaque in hard-to-reach places* and thus helps you to protect your teeth from discoloration.
Clean the tongue daily with a tongue brush, a tongue scraper or the Philips TongueCare.
Clean interdental spaces at least once a day with appropriate aids (dental floss, interdental brushes or the Philips Airfloss Ultra).
After brushing your teeth, mouthwash can also be used (for a "fresh taste").
In addition, you can prevent tooth discoloration by:
Reduce the enjoyment of coffee, tea and red wine.
After each meal, rinse the mouth with water.
Wait at least half an hour before brushing your teeth after eating or enjoying coffee and other things.
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