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Dental Hygiene

TEETH

08/27/2003

Question:

A few people I know have yellow looking teeth; they are vegetarians. Is there a connection? They are not smokers.

Answer:

I am not aware of any studies linking yellow teeth to vegetarians. If they are tea drinkers, this can stain the teeth or if their oral hygiene isn`t good, this can create yellow teeth as well.

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University