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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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My smile looks unappealing due to yellow teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a large white spot on one of my front teeth. My teeth are yellow and it makes my smile look bad. When I was young, I had used a paste given to me by my dentist. I cannot remember the name of it, but I was supposed to scrub it on my teeth, leave it for five minutes and then spit ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

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What is the treatment for black tooth decay?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are black. It looks like it is in the starting stage of tooth decay. I do not want to lose any teeth. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black spots on the teeth are indicative of initial stages of teeth decay. But you need not worry since this stage is repairable. There are no chances of losing your teeth at this stage. For healthier teeth and to prevent tooth decay try to follow these suggestions: ...  Read Full »

How to remove yellowness from teeth?

Query: Hello, My teeth are very yellow. How can I remove yellowness from teeth and make them white at home? If I go and do the cleaning with a dentist, how much would it cost?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Yellow teeth can be of different types. If teeth are slightly yellowish with plaque, you can make them clean and white just by brushing properly twice a day with light hand pressure.  Avoid abrasive brushing as they can cause the white outer layer of teeth to shed off and...  Read Full »

Why do I have teeth sensitivity, pain, and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old boy. I have teeth pain and sensitivity whenever I drink something cold or hot. Why does it occur? I also have stains on my teeth. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, but my teeth do not look white. How can I improve the colour of my teeth? Also, why do I get the smell ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Goel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from halitosis. You must be having sensitive teeth, hence having pain or cold or hot sensation. I suggest using Sensodyne toothpaste. Try using Orahex (Chlorhexidine) gargles twice daily for bad breath. Slight staining is normal, it has to be noted ...  Read Full »

I have stains on misaligned teeth. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. Since childhood, some of my teeth are sort of crisscross. So the accumulation of food has led to yellow spots in some places. I brush once a day but properly. I consulted a dentist and she suggested me to get my teeth cleaned. But that is not a permanent solution. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Sangeetha Bastan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your teeth are actually crowded. So, deposition of food and stains have lead to these brown marks on your teeth. You can opt for scaling and polishing, and brush your teeth twice daily regularly. Second option, is veneering. Now let me ask you some questions. Are you a ...  Read Full »

I can see my teeth rotting. Please help.

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 icliniq.com. 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 are the alternative to veneers to treat brown stains on 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I am a 24-year-old male worried about my yellow teeth with brownish hard stains. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old male, and I am concerned about my oral health. My teeth appear yellow and have brownish hard stains. I usually consume hot and cold beverages after my regular meals. Is it because of that? Should I completely stop consuming them? I brush my teeth twice every day, yet I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Yes, hot and cold beverages can cause staining. However, it does not completely depend on that. You can continue maintaining oral hygiene along with a safe amount intake. But, get scaling done first of...  Read Full »

How to clear the permanent stains present 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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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