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Intrinsic Stains

Intrinsic stains are stains that affect the inner layer of the tooth. These stains are seen on the dentin, the most rigid layer that remains beyond the enamel. The causes of intrinsic stains are increased exposure to fluoride, oral trauma that causes internal bleeding, intake of tetracyclines, and natural discoloration of dentin due to aging. Intrinsic stains do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. The other treatment options are porcelain veneers, dental bonding, lumineers, and dental crown.

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What can be done for the permanent stains on my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have these terrible permanent stains on my teeth that literally will not go away. They are very noticeable on my two front teeth and on another tooth, and also on my back teeth as well. I brush my teeth every morning and night for a good two to four minutes or more times when they st...  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about the stains in your teeth as it really affects the confidence of a person. Stains can be caused due to a number of reasons both intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains can be caused due to internal factors like a few medicines, geneti...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of yellow stains on my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow stains in my teeth. I feel very bad before others.¬†This problem has been there since childhood. I have attached the pictures of my stained teeth. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a permanent discoloration which cannot be removed by normal means like dental scaling. It needs a treatment called lamineering of the front 4 or 6 teeth as required. In...  Read Full »

What can cause intrinsic yellow spots on some teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old. I have developed a kind of intrinsic spot on one of my canines. After few years, I noticed the same appearing on the other tooth. Secondly, I can see an accumulation of plaque on the inner side of the lower incisors. I do not have any other medical conditions apart from ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first spot appears to be due to vitamin D deficiency or calcium deficiency while the second and third spots are due to extrinsic stains. I suggest you do scaling to remove the stains. However, the first one seems to be incipient caries. So observe it and please send a...  Read Full »

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