A member asked:

Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. i don't drink tea/coffee/coke. wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. no pain. help?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Calculus ?: If the spots are behind your front teeth then it is likely calculus formations. See your Dentist for evaluation and your hygienist for professional cleaning. Ask for strategies to help prevent the calculus (tartar) buildup in the future. Some form it much faster than others. If not calculus, then can be demineralization/decay. Same plan. Good Luck.

Answered 5/19/2018


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Possibilities: Can be cavities, stain, calculus (tarter), residual cement, or other causes. See your specialist Orthodontist or your General Dentist to examine the brown spots and to recommend appropriate treatment.

Answered 1/5/2019



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