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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Black lines: It might be stain, it might be decay, it might be a build-up of calculus (tarter), it might be periodontal (gum) disease. It would be best if you had ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Time for check up: If you have black lines near the gumline it means you're long overdue for a dental check up and exam. Could be a number of different things, but guess ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Cavities ?: Calculus that has stained may also appear black. Please visit your dentist for treatment. Either of the above conditions cannot be left alone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
30 years experience Dentistry
Usually Normal: Dark areas in the gum are generally normal. This is often found in non-caucasians, and it's referred to as "racial pigmentation." it's completely norm ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
38 years experience Dentistry
May be bacteria: Plaque that collects near the gums can have a type of bacteria that uses what you eat to produce a dark sticky protien that makes your gumline look ba ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
38 years experience Dentistry
See dentist for exam: A number of factors may be responsible. If too long since last professional cleaning, teeth (or tartar on teeth) may accumulate stain, which can rea ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
39 years experience Dentistry
Stains: Staining is often caused by the foods we like. Black stain can be caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, apple juice, iron supplements ....
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Bochare
16 years experience Pediatrics
See a dentist. : Will need further evaluation by a dentist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: But you may have other issues such as gerd and black teeth can be caused by many other factors such as tobacco usage, medications, vitamins, mouth-rin ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dentist: This may be some sort of deposit but a dentist should examine your teeth to make sure that there is no pathology present or indication that you may ha ... Read More
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Pigmentation ?: Can't tell without an exam. Make an appointment with his dentist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
36 years experience Dentistry
Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodont ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
Thin gums: Hopefully the implants are integrated and you are only seeing the metal cover screws. Check with the dentist who placed them. They can tell you if t ... Read More
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