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Stained Teeth

Your teeth can get stained or change color because of surface stains or due to changes in the tooth structure. The three types of stains are intrinsic stains (stains below the surface of the tooth), extrinsic stains (stains on the surface of the tooth), and age-related stains. Depending on the type, stained teeth can be treated with dental scaling or bleaching.

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Innermost teeth on bottom row seem to be rotting away. What exactly is happening?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sensed my gums swelling up on the inside for a while and when I took a picture of it today, I saw my two innermost teeth on the bottom row seem to be rotting away. I wanted to understand what is happening to me before I go to a dentist.  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). These are the wisdom teeth and they have stains mostly because of smoking. There is no evidence of clinical cavity as for now, but can be confirmed after stain removal (scaling) and a clini...  Read Full »

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 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 »

Do I have to go for veneers to fix brown stains on my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dentist. I have dark brown stains on my teeth. He said it is from drinking fizzy drink and the only way to fix it is veneers. Is this true?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, these are now internal stains that cannot be simply removed through scaling. One of the causes for these kinds of stains is fizzy drinks, others may include taking Iron supplements for long, or may be due to the use of extra fluoride in water during childhood like ...  Read Full »

Can Invisalign treatment turn your teeth yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on tray five of my Invisalign. Everything has been good so far. But, yesterday, the teeth in the bottom of my mouth started to turn brown. I am worried that something is wrong. I clean my teeth three times a day after every meal. I also clean the aligners. I will attach goo...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are nothing but stains and calculus. A layer of a chalk-like substance formed over the teeth surfaces especially on the back side of your lower te...  Read Full »

How to remove yellow stains from teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow discoloration on my teeth. The stains persist even after getting my teeth cleaned. The nearby dentist informed that the stains are due to chlorine content in the water. What should I do to remove these stains?  Read Full »

Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yellowish discoloration of the tooth has multiple causes. In your case, as the stains are not going with cleaning and scaling, it can be due to any one of the Fluoride in water causing problems during tooth formation. Injury to the tooth during childhood. Any systemic p...  Read Full »

I have a tooth with small stains next to the filled tooth. Are they cavities?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the photos of my teeth. The tooth, which is next to the tooth with a filling, has some small stains. What are these little stains? Are they cavities? This tooth often feels sensitive and at times hurts when I floss if I have food stuck between my teeth. I am on birth contr...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The stain does not seem to be a cavity by seeing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sensitivity and pain while flossing seems to occur due to the deep filling and food impaction between those teeth. Also, the two metal filling are touching ...  Read Full »

Is calcium deficiency responsible for developing black stains in tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My front upper two teeth developed black stains after six months of my delivery. Could you please prescribe a remedy for this? I am currently on Thyronorm 50.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attachment and understood your concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the picture, it looks like these black stains are not external stains and they are indeed an initial stage of tooth decay cavities). U...  Read Full »

Why do the black stains recur on the inner side of my teeth even after treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had black spots in the inner portion of my teeth for the past two years. I consulted a dentist and removed the black stains last year. But now it is spreading again. I brush twice daily and maintain oral hygiene. My cousins also have the same issue, but they are not bothered. But I...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes our saliva and breath have too much chromogenic bacteria, which stains the teeth. Follow the below steps; 1. Brush twice daily after food. Make sure you reach all the tooth surfaces while brushing. 2. Use an anti-stain mouthwash daily before sleep. 3. Avoid s...  Read Full »

How to permanently cure the brown stains on my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old and I have never taken good care of my teeth until a couple of months ago when I started noticing rapid enamel erosion on my front teeth near the gum line. This area became thin and turned brown, despite various attempts to brush and clean it. So I visited a dentist f...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Just checked your given picture and thanks for detailed history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These brown marks are a result of smoking. Based on the information you have provided, it ...  Read Full »

I have yellowish stains on my teeth. Do I need to consult a dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been to the dentist in a while to check my overall oral health. I brush my teeth and use mouthwash but do not floss. I am using sensitivity toothpaste and black charcoal-activated toothpaste also. I recently bought the Hismile pack to help with stain removal and this also...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dental fears are not uncommon, many have them. I am a maxillofacial surgeon and dentist, you do not need to do a video consultation. Instead, you can chat here with me how much ever you want for 50 or 100 hours. I have seen your teeth images (attachment removed to pr...  Read Full »

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