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A 37-year-old member asked:

If somebody has discolored teeth from chewing betel nuts?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Ortho phosphoric aci: Superphosphozyme by biotics will whiten teeth. Use a qtip with few drops use on teeth and rinse off using water with little baking soda to remove any acid (or just rinse thoroughly).
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dr. Aaron Cook commented
Dentistry 17 years experience
Many superficial stains can be removed during routine dental cleanings. More stubborn stains may require a "bleaching system" like the one mentioned above
Jul 30, 2012
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Two things: Whitening toothpaste everyday and regular cleanings at your dental office at least twice per year (in addition to decreasing coffee consumption and tobacco use).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Stop eathing them.: Eating betel nuts can turn lips,mouth & feces red. My guess is you eat them alot if you now have red teeth. They can be quite toxic.
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
Stop: Regular chewing of the betel nut has been linked to cancer of the mouth and esophagus, oral submucous fibrosis, and tooth decay. The WHO has classified betel nut as a carcinogen and initiated an action plan to reduce its use. Stop chewing the nut and get your teeth cleaned professionally. Start there!

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