Teeth Discoloration

Discolored teeth can be of developmental or acquired etiology. Causative factors include fluorosis, tobacco products, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wines, Tetracycline-induced stains, aging, poor oral hygiene, amalgam restorations, non-vital teeth due to trauma, etc. Discolored teeth, especially the front teeth, pose cosmetic concerns in people. Treatment options range from professional bleaching, scaling, veneering, at-home bleaching, and avoiding frequent intake of stain-causing food items and beverages.

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How can yellow teeth and cavities due to improper brushing be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy. I have a big problem with my teeth. I did not brush them for the past two years. So, most of the teeth have started yellowing and have got caries. My dentist told me that it will change when I starting brushing them but it is not the case. Please help me. I wan...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the condition of your mouth (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can say that you have got a lot of dental problems like dental caries, discolored teeth with stains and tartar. These problems are causing the bad breath which is not going to ...  Read Full »

Can I get veneers to treat the yellowish discoloration of my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have discoloration on six of my upper front teeth. They are yellower than my other teeth. One of the teeth is crooked. Please suggest if I should do veneer for all six teeth or whitening for all teeth. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have done strong bleaching on your teeth that has eroded some portion of the enamel, and now your teeth look yellowish. There any many procedures for tooth whitening, and veneering is the last optio...  Read Full »

My upper front teeth suddenly changed color. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper front teeth have become discolored. I am 30 weeks pregnant and often have heartburn. Can I send an image?  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image enclosed (attachment deleted to protect the patient's identity). I would like to know the following: Are you experiencing vomiting or acid reflux issues? Have you been on any antibiotics recommended by your gynecologist? Are you taking extra ir...  Read Full »

My upper front tooth is brown since childhood. What is to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem in my front upper tooth. It is brown since childhood. I do not know what to do. I need suggestions. I got into an accident a couple of years ago. Since then, it is in this condition. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details along with the picture attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The upper front tooth has the brown discoloration because of no blood supply to the tooth. The accident you had before two year...  Read Full »

Is it safe to whiten my teeth while having my braces on using Carbamide Peroxide gel?

Query: Hi doctor, Can teeth whitening loosen the brackets on braces? I want to whiten my teeth with my whitening kit - it is Carbamide Peroxide gel combined with the use of a blue LED-light mouthguard for 10 minutes a day. Can this damage the glue or adhesive that holds brackets to teeth? Kindly advise. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Teeth staining is a common side effect seen during orthodontic treatment, but it is reversible after the treatment. Indeed, Carbamide Peroxide is used for teeth whitening. During the orthodontic treatment, it should not harm the adhesive of the brackets but constant putti...  Read Full »

Why did my tooth color change post-trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was 11 years old, I was knocked off my bike and cracked my front tooth in half horizontally, shortly after the dentist fixed it. Since then I have had no problems with it and had multiple x-rays to check on it. When it happened, the color of the tooth changed very slightly, to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and can understand your concern. Any trauma to the tooth generally has long-term consequences like tooth discoloration, etc. As you said that your tooth was fractured, it might have led to a slight injury to the pulp or even if not so, th...  Read Full »

Why does my 2-year-old kid have tooth discoloration that is spreading to other teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old kid has teeth discoloration that is spreading to the other teeth. I am not sure whether it is decay. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. The condition is called early childhood caries that occurs due to a lack of proper brushing during the first two years of life after breastfeeding. I suggest you brush your child's teeth with a kid's toothpaste t...  Read Full »

My 11-month-old son fell on his face and hurt his lips and four teeth. His teeth are discolored, and his gums are swollen. What needs to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I want some advice about my 11-months-old son. He has four top teeth cutting through and fell face first on the grass yesterday and has hurt his lip, and his gums are swollen and teeth discolored since that time. Can you advise me on what to do for the best?  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your baby fell on his mouth means trauma occurred, and tooth discolored means at the tip of the tooth. In that case, infection occurs due to trauma from the fall. So you need to consult a pedodontist immediately. Swelling on the lips and gum is inflammation that will se...  Read Full »

How to treat a discolored tooth after a trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, Around a month ago, I had a dental trauma on my lower three incisors. The teeth have moved slightly from their original position. My dentist has advised me for a root canal for all the three teeth. Now before two days, he started the process, and one of my teeth has turned black. What ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I feel that the dentist has to stabilize your teeth first if they are mobile. It can be done by splinting. RCT (root canal treatment) is usually done to the teeth if the trauma has involved the pulp. Discoloration or pink teeth usually occ...  Read Full »

What can be done to change my teeth color to white permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth color is yellowish. How can I change my teeth color to white permanently?  Read Full »

Dr. Georgios Chatzopoulos

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The teeth color is a result of genetics, nutrition and other habits such as smoking. If your teeth are healthy overall and caries free and you brush twice per day, teeth whitening can be performed but it lasts for about six months to two years. Permanent teeth whiten...  Read Full »

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