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tetracycline stains on teeth

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idelle Brand
39 years experience Dentistry
During formation: Tetracycline staining occurs during formation of the teeth, before they actually erupt in the mouth.. Anytime from age birth to 12. It doesn't matter ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Not sure: The tooth staining from tetracycline is not superficial like coffee, smoking, etc but part of the enamel itself.. Not sure if there is anything than c ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience Dentistry
Only growing teeth.: Tetracycline gets incorporated into the tooth structure of teeth that are still forming. That includes unborn babies, teenagers, and all ages in betwe ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Doubtful. : Whitening, despite the cause, is an elective cosmetic procedure. Tetracycline banding can often be treated by whitening (very long process) and micro ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No: Intrinsic stains are difficult. We treat them many times by etching only the stain and applying the bleaching agent only to the etched tooth. This may ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience Dentistry
No: Whitening treatments only work on tooth enamel.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
18 years experience Dentistry
Can stain: If has thymol and eucalyptol ingredients can cause yello staining of teeth...
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Dpentalnproduct: For bleaching teeth- dought it will work on sun spots?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
No: They may make the tooth behind them more white but porcelain does not bleach.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes but not best: Over the counter whitening products such as white strips will whiten some, however, there are some draw backs. They only whiten the highest surface o ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Some risks involved: First, mouth washes do not whiten teeth. Secondly, companies that promote their toothpaste as whitening teeth do so mainly with abrasives, that are n ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Intrinsic yellowing usually responds pretty well to otc tooth whitening products, especially if it's not too severe. Extreme brown or gray discolorati ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: Dentin is naturally a yellowish color and the addition of tea stain is not an easy combo to get white with just tooth paste of any kind. A good clean ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
43 years experience Dentistry
Possible: It is certainly possible. You wont know until the permanent erupt.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Remove stains: And it does not always work well.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Likely none: If it is black spots that do not brush off with a tooth brush, the paste is not going to make that much more of a difference. You need to see your de ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes and: Yes and it is common to stain teeth as well.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ineffective Choices: That is because you are using ineffective products. This problem must be addressed in person with your dentist. They can determine if you need more i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
No: Tetracycline has been known to cause teeth staining internally if taken in childhood when they are forming. This is usually a blue, green or gray col ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Thrush: You can do better by painting the Nystatin on your tongue
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Scaling: Healthy tooth enamel is hard and cannot be removed by dental scaling when done by a properly trained individual.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience Dentistry
No: Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening. In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, wh ... Read More
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