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How can I prevent tooth discoloration?

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By making a few simple lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent tooth discoloration. For example, if you're a coffee drinker and/or smoker, consider cutting back or quitting all together. Also, improve your dental hygiene by brushing, flossing, and using a mouthwash daily, and getting your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist every 6 months.

If your teeth appear to be an abnormal color for no reason and you have other symptoms, make an appointment with your dentist.

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MedlinePlus: "Tooth - abnormal colors."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Tooth Discoloration."

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 17, 2017

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Tooth - abnormal colors."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Tooth Discoloration."

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 17, 2017

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