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Black In Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Stain: There are really no stain removing toothpastes out there. Some toothpastes are a bit more abrasive than others which I personally don't recommend since they will wear your teeth down. I believe you should have a consultation with a dentist to explore your options. ...Read more
It might be stain, it might be decay, it might be a build-up of calculus (tarter), it might be periodontal (gum) disease.
It would be best if you had an examination at your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Whitening strips can eliminate the good bacteria for others. Brush with a Armand Hammer tooth paste.
Eat Greek yogurt 2x daily. Have your hygienist clean your teeth, and have the doc take a look. Ask them about cures. You may be a mouth breather. Other stuff may be going on. Ask the DOC. ...Read more
See a dentist: I couldn't tell you exactly what they are but it sounds like decay. You can't cure it but a dentist can identify the cause and help you. ...Read more
Could be...: Could be cavities or something else. Why don't you have your dentist take a look so that you will know for sure. The longer you procrastinate, the harder and more expensive to treat. Please call now. ...Read more
Is waking up with really black teeth a sign of gum disease? Think its been going on for over a year (not me) I've only just found out now. Thankyou.
Can iron supplements cause black lines on teeth? Today I noticed jagged line on front tooth I have never seen before and I look every day
Definitely yes,: Iron supplement tend to stain the teeth. This very common side effect, but the good news, this stain can be professionally removed during your next dental cleaning. Take care. ...Read more
For 1 year I have black stain on my teeths, OK for the dentist (€€), but exist a solution that I can use completely autonomous for solve my problem?
No: You must see a dentist or dental hygienist to have the stains removed. I suspect from your note that you're a heavy smoker. The best thing you can do to improve your health and longevity is to quit. ...Read more
Dental exam: The best answer will come from a dentist after you have an exam. You may have decay or a cracked tooth. Either case you need dental treatment. Don't delay. ...Read more
I assume so: Great question. Never have heard someone ask that before. I would assume that the coffee without the cream, making it more concentrated, would be apt to create more stain. ...Read more
I don't eat any sweets still there is a small black spot on my teeth what is it even I have no pain?
Stain or Decay: Even though you may not eat sweets, you still can develop decay in a tooth. Teeth have many small pits and fissures which trap bacteria and cause decay. There is alot of sugar in other things we eat or drink like juice, soda, jam, etc. That can cause decay as well. However it may just be stains from coffee, tea, or red wine as well. The best is to have your dentist check it out to let you know. ...Read more
Got some black spots on my teeth since I was 14-15. Now I am 28 and they're still there, what are they?
A few thoughts..: Could be stains, could be cavities. Cannot tell without an examination and radiographs. Has it been 13 years since your last dental check-up? I would think that your dentist would have determined what those "black spots" were. If it has been 13 years, now is the time to call for an appointment. ...Read more
No: Black tea with or without milk has no effect on the teeth other than it could cause staining. ...Read more
Pigmentation?: Can't tell without an exam. Make an appointment with his dentist. ...Read more
See a dentist: These types of questions are best answered by a dentist actually being able to examine you. We can only make educated guesses which may or may not be accurate in your particular case. A one on one visit to a dentist can give you accurate answers as well as options for whiter teeth and whether or not that little black spot is merely stain or the tip of the iceberg with decay inside the tooth. ...Read more
My son has a little bit of black on his developing teeth. Is it gum disease or is it just that he has developing teeth.
Diagnosis is key: Visit a pedodontist ASAP for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more
Is there any side effect from using mouthwash regularly? Is there any product available which can remove the firm black deposit (tartar) frm teeth?
Bacterial action.: White spots associated with dental caries (cavities) are areas of the enamel that the bacteria have leached out the calcium. With calcium loss, you get a chalky-white appearance called decalcification. Black, brown and tan represent the decayed aspect of the cavity. Decalcification can be reversed, decay can only be removed. ...Read more
Why would it hurt when the dentist took away the decay (or the tartar, that black stuff inside your teeth) on my two front teeth?
I've seen black linings on my teeth esp on the dents of molar teeth. How long will it take to decay the enamel? Is there any way to cure or stop it?
See your dentist: The black linings in the fissues can be cavities. And once a cavity starts, it doesn’t repair itself. Having a dental exam will allow the dentist to inspect the stained surfaces and determine whether or not your tooth need to be treated. Diagnodent is a major breakthrough that allows to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces and determine if it's cavity or not. See your dentist. ...Read more
I get black stains on front teeth so fast that I would have to go to dentist per week if to clean. How can I self clean? No coffee/smoking/tea/wine
Medications?: Chlorhexidine based mouthwashes can also stain your teeth. Since the stains build up very quickly, it is probably something that you use or eat quite often. ...Read more
Noticed my toungue looked black/green, brushed my teeth n tongue & I see black specks in sm. Cracks on front half & still dark on back, slight sore thrt?
Black/green tongue: Is a temporary, harmless oral condition that gives your tongue a dark appearance. Typically it doesn't cause any health problems and is usually painless. However, if concerned, see your dentist for consultation. Take care. ...Read more
Which may come first as a plan? Filling in black triangles between front teeth and gums with composite resin vs. Gum grafting due to recession?
Depends: It really depends on what the black lines are from. If they are organic stains, any whitening agent can remove them, or a hygienist with some mild pumice. Your local natural food/product store will have things on the shelf you can use. If they are areas of decay, you should have the decay removed and the tooth filled. Check with your dentist to make sure you know what the lines are from. ...Read more
See a dentist: It may be that, just a stain. It may also be a carious lesion, or stained calculus. Your dentist can tell you what it is and what treatment it may need. ...Read more
See a dentist: The question to be answered is why is there black and yellow stuff in your teeth? It could be due to tooth decay, or food debris, or staining, or other possible causes. See your dentist and be examined. The dentist should be able to narrow it down and help you find a cause and solution. Good luck. ...Read more
Root dying or dead: In the elderly the most common cause of a tooth turning black is that the root has died. ...Read more
In general, what are my dental options when wanting to get rid of front teeth black triangles at gumline? Least invasive?
Treatment depends on the cause of the black triangles. If you have recession and bone loss, treatment is dependent on the amount of loss, health of the gums and bone, and the stability of the teeth. Options include crowns and/or veneers.
If there is minimal or no recession and bone loss, options include veneers or cosmetic bonding.
See your dentist for an exam and consult. ...Read more
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