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How and why do darkened teeth affect seniors?

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As people age, they’re more at risk for oral health problems. Darkened teeth is one of them. It’s caused, partly, by changes in dentin -- the bone-like tissue under the tooth enamel -- and by a lifetime of eating and drinking stain-causing foods and beverages. Darkened teeth also can be caused when the outer enamel layer thins and lets the darker yellower dentin show through.

From: Dental Care for Seniors WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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