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What causes brown teeth despite using hexidine mouthwash?

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Published At October 6, 2019
Reviewed AtApril 16, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a problem with my teeth. I started using Hexidine mouthwash last month for whitening of teeth, but it is not helping me, and soon my teeth are becoming brownish at some places. What should I do to clean it?

Answered by Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Using Chlorhexidine mouthwash for more than 15 days in continuation causes brownish discoloration, that is the reason your teeth are becoming brownish. Now that you have developed chlorhexidine discoloration, I do not think scaling will be of any use. Instead, I would suggest you for either bleaching or veneering. Veneering is the solution for the type of stains that you have developed. Dental veneers are thin flakes of tooth-colored material, which are applied over the original teeth.

Good luck.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ummah Mohammad
Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentistry

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