The natural color of teeth can vary – from white, through yellow, to greyish-blue and yellowish-brown. Many factors influence the color. First of all, genetics – it determines the color of the bone, which translates into the color of the teeth. Interestingly, the yellower the teeth, the more resistant to decay.
The color of teeth is also influenced by medications that are taken during childhood, when permanent teeth are formed. Frequent intake of antibiotics during this period may affect the color of teeth, making unaesthetic, yellow or brown discolorations – that are difficult to remove – appear on them.
Additionally, the diet and habits are equally important for the color of teeth. Every meal and drink can lead to discoloration. The lighter the products we eat and drink, the less exposed we are to the discoloration of the enamel.
Smoking, frequent drinking of wine, coffee and tea – these are habits that most often lead to teeth discoloration. These things create a sediment that looks unaesthetic and which should be regularly removed at the dentist's office.