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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See a dentist: First your dentist needs to find out the cause. Treatment can include bleaching, veneers or white fillings.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many causes: There are many potential causes of tooth discoloration. Taking tetracycline during the developmental stages of the teeth can cause them to be discolor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Many causes: Your teeth can become discolored by stains on the surface or by changes in the tooth material. There are three main types of tooth discoloration: extr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherstoff
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Many options.: Bleaching is one of the most common procedures to lighten discolored teeth. This can be done in a dental office or at home with custom made bleaching ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Illnesses in mothers: Infections in pregnant mothers can cause intrinsic (on the inside of the tooth) discoloration in their offspring by effecting the enamel as it devel ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Coffee or tea: Drinking a lot of coffee or tea in addition to smoking will discolor your teeth.If you have had a root canal on a tooth sometimes the top of the tooth ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Grodin
37 years experience Dentistry
Not really: Crest white strips or any otc similar product will only whiten teeth that are slightly yellow but healthy otherwise . If your discoloration is due to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Crown: If it has a cap(crown) that has been done, the discoloration can only be taken care of by replacing the crown. Whitening materials do not work for po ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Tooth whitening: The variety of tooth whiteners on the market have limited ability to lighten teeth. Color of teeth varies if the stain is intrinsic which make the bl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ross Rubino
48 years experience Dentistry
Discolored teeth: Tooth discoloration can be natural (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors. Surface discoloration from smoking, excessive coffee and tea use, etc ... Read More
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