Why are My Teeth Yellow When I Brush Them Every Day?

Why are My Teeth Yellow When I Brush Them Every Day?

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With summer approaching, everyone is getting ready to go out and spend time with their loved ones. Many people will be taking photos with their friends and families to capture fun memories and oftentimes, people want to show off bright and pearly teeth in their photos.

One of the most common questions we get asked as a teeth whitening company is: “Why are my teeth still yellow when I brush them every day?” There are a lot of factors that play into this question besides practicing basic hygiene. But fear not, we are here to help you understand what causes yellow teeth and why brushing them daily could still lead to yellow teeth!

Why Your Teeth Have Discoloration

A lot of the time, people who have teeth with stains and discoloration come from external factors like drinking wine, coffee, and tea. Smoking and the use of tobacco also increases the discoloration that your teeth may have. (We recently did an article about how to prevent tea stains on your teeth, explaining how to prevent staining on your teeth, so feel free to check it out if you’re a tea drinker!) On the other hand, if you've had dental trauma or a fracture, you could be left with an internal smear that won’t be improved or eliminated via brushing. Internal stains are usually darker in color than the standard yellow mark left by tobacco.  Both trauma and fractures causes bruising in the teeth, resulting in streaks that make a tooth appear dark or grey.

Genetics and Age Play a Big Role 

Sometimes, the discoloration in your teeth is beyond your control, because as you grow older in age, your enamel will start to wear away. So even if you do brush your teeth daily, you could still be left with yellow teeth. This is where genetics come into play. Some people are born with thicker enamel naturally, while some people have thinner enamel. Finally, your health is really important to the overall color of your teeth as well. If your body is in a nutrient deficit, that will also reflect on the color of your teeth, regardless of how efficient your brushing is. 

So….how could I have whiter teeth?

If you already brush your teeth twice a day as recommended and still have yellow teeth, here are some things you can consider! 

Try a natural teeth whitening toothpaste

This doesn't require extra work, and it will just be incorporated every time you brush your teeth! Our all Natural Teeth whitening toothpaste is a great choice for a toothpaste that will whiten your teeth while keeping them healthy. 

Ditch the Traditional Toothbrush

Instead of using traditional toothbrushes to brush your teeth, choose a sonic toothbrush for your teeth (like Novashine’s Ultrasonic Toothbrush)! They are able to clean your teeth 10 times better than electric toothbrushes and up to 60% more effective than traditional manual toothbrushes. 

Rinse your mouth after you eat

Rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash after you eat not only gives you fresh breath, but it also helps remove some of the excess food on your teeth that could lead to staining on your teeth! Our Natural Teeth Whitening Mouthwash is a good choice to go for an everyday mouthwash, plus it tastes like sweet melon and mint! 

Have a Teeth Whitening Routine

Last but definitely not least, develop a routine where you spend a little bit of time whitening your teeth once or twice a week to get that bright smile you want! Our award-winning teeth whitening kit is definitely the best option for helping you achieve the color level you want for your teeth! It is super easy to use and customers have reported high satisfaction levels with their results! 


Yellow teeth are an easy fix if you are determined to change them. Our kit, along with all the other steps we outlined, will take you on a journey to a dazzling smile that will let your sparkle shine through! 


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