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Tetracycline has made my teeth yellow! what should i do?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See a dentist: I recommend you see a dentist to evaluate your teeth and then give you different treatment options to whiten/lighten your teeth. These can range from just getting your teeth cleaned to bleaching your teeth and in extreme cases, veneers and/or crowns.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
There are many: Cosmetic enhancements these days to treat tetracycline banding. Each case is different and the treatment protocol is unique for each situation. It again also depends on the severity of the banding. Best to consult with a dentist specializing in cosmetic procedures. Treatment can be expensive so be prepared. Typically not covered by insurances, but then again dental insurance is truly not an.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

How long it takes for tetracycline to make the teeth yellow?

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Dr. Anthony D'Amico
Dentistry 54 years experience
Staining: Usually this causes dark teeth when taken while the teeth are developing. This is an internal stain whish is sometimes removable with bleaching. At your age tablets should be no problem.

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