How To Prevent Your Child's Teeth From Turning Yellow

How To Prevent Your Child's Teeth From Turning Yellow

Yes, we understand how good you feel when you look at your child smiling! But recently, you are noticing that your little one's teeth appear to be a bit yellow. There are several causes that could make your child's teeth look yellow, and several treatments to prevent this from happening. So, before looking for prevention, it is vital to look at the cause of the yellow teeth. 

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

Let's look into the causes for your child's teeth turning yellow:

  • If your child does not brush their teeth properly or twice a day, plaque builds up in their tooth corners, making them appear yellow.
  • Highly-pigmented food and drinks like blueberries, soda, soy sauce, or cherries, when consumed regularly, could also cause the yellowing of your child's teeth. 
  • Genetic disorders can also be one of the causes of your child's teeth turning yellow.

3 Ways to Prevent Yellow Teeth in Children

  • Good Oral Hygiene

It is very important that your child learns and practices brushing and flossing their teeth twice a day. If they have eaten any sugary or highly pigmented food, make them wash their mouth within an hour to protect the enamel from weakening. It is also advised to make your child use only a small portion of toothpaste to prevent their teeth from fluorosis. Maintaining good oral hygiene will keep their teeth safe from plaque and stain-causing substances.

  • Regular Dental Checkups

You can also seek advice from your dentist to ensure that there are no severe issues that are causing the yellow teeth. In some conditions, the dentist places caps on the teeth to save your child's teeth from useless wear and tear. You can also get your child's teeth a regular professional clean-up.

  • Changes of Diet

Ask your child to switch from highly pigmented foods and drinks to hard fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, celery, and pears. These foods not only keep your child healthy but also prevent their teeth from discoloration. The food helps in cleaning the corners when chewed.

Make sure to get your child a dental checkup twice a year to prevent their teeth from tartar or any teeth-related issues like cavities. And if any of these issues are found, they could be treated appropriately. Aurora Children’s Dentistry offers comprehensive pediatric dental care by a board-certified pediatric dentist and the pediatric dental team. To schedule an appointment, call us at (907) 336-1234 or book it online.

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