Factors that Impact the Colour of the Teeth
The teeth tend to darken and change colour naturally over time. In addition to aging, there are several activities and products that can increase surface staining, including:
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Certain types of food and drink, such as coffee and red wine
- Trauma to a tooth
Makeup and natural skin tones can also impact how the colour of the teeth is perceived. For example, darker makeup or skin tones tends to create an effect whereby teeth look whiter regardless of their actual colour.