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Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned  &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Systemic disease: It sounds like you may have something that may be more than a tooth problem. I would suggest seeing a physician and possibly a dentist who specializes in oral medicine for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Brown discoloration around gumline and between teeth, what is this?

Brown discoloration around gumline and between teeth, what is this?

Tarter: This could be stains, decay or tarter. All of these are disease and need the care of a dentist. See a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What causes isolated brownish goldish discolorations of the sclera?

What causes isolated brownish goldish discolorations of the sclera?

Pinguecula: A pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use artificial tears, and use a cap and/or sunglasses when outdoors. If it gets large, constantly irritated (red), or grows over the cornea, you may need medicated drops or surgery. ...Read more

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What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

Shouldn't be yellow: Your eyes shouldn't be yellow. This is concerning b/c it's a sign of jaundice, which could indicate liver problems (among other things). I'd check this out with your doc soon - especially if you're having other symptoms like fatigue, nausea, or any abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of black, even white colored teeth with dental caries?

What is the cause of black, even white colored teeth with dental caries?

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

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. Other causes of jaundice can be liver or pancreatic cancer or hemolytic anemia or gallstones, or in newborn. ...Read more

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Is the color of a dental cavity always black or brown?

Is the color of a dental cavity always black or brown?

No: Interesting question. Cavities that progress very slowly represent a chronic decay process and appear dark brown or black. Acute decay processes occur rapidly and can be cheesy white or yellow in appearance. ...Read more

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Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

See an orthodontist: There are a few of potential causes for white spots on your gums, and usually it is a normal color variation. However, evaluation by an oral health professional orthodontist or dentist is needed to determine if spots are a cause for concern. Good luck with your braces. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Why are my teeth dark along the amalgam fillings?

Why are my teeth dark along the amalgam fillings?

Optics: Because teeth are translucent, they can reflect the light in such a way as to give the appearance of darkness at the junction of the filling. As the filling ages, it can also stain the teeth. A new cavity could also increase the darkness around a filling. You should ask your dentist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of yellow stains on teeth?

What are the causes of yellow stains on teeth?

Stains: Stains may be caused by: poor oral hygiene, plaque stuck on the teeth can turn yellow, foods and drinks, such as tea, coffee, red wine and colas, plus berries, curry and fried foods, and smoking. There are so many things that cause staining you should ask your dentist at your next visit. ...Read more

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A question about tooth discoloration? Is the amount of stain on teeth from tea same as amount on porcelain cup?

A question about tooth discoloration? Is the amount of stain on teeth from tea same as amount on porcelain cup?

Possibly.: The staining of teeth with tea, coffee, red wine, etc. Is the same mechanism as on the cup. Factors involved with the tooth would be how muc tea you drink, how smooth or rough your enamel is, how dry your mouth is and how strong you brew your tea. The good news is that most staining can be polished off by a dental cleaning and if any stains remain, tooth whitening is very effective at removing it. ...Read more

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Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?

Sun damage: It sounds like you have pinguecula. It caused by sun UV ray. It sometimes can get inflame 2/2 dry eye, irritation , allergy or more sun exposure. Pls use tear drops and avoid sun by wearing UV AB protected sunglasses. ...Read more

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What is the normal color of the blood clot after wisdom teeth are removed?

Same as other clots: A blood clot from almost anywhere in the body will be bright red or blood colored. If it has been exposed to the air for a period of time it will be darker red. Try to let them fall out of your mouth rather than actively rinsing your mouth. This gives an extraction site time to get a good start on healing. ...Read more

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Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

Melasma: Increased pigmentation on the face during pregnancy or other hormonal changes is called melasma. It is not recommended to treat melasma during pregnancy or while breast feeding - however, thereafter, skin lighteners (including hydroquinone or other herbal products), chemical peels, and ipl laser treatments may help. Melasma can be challenging to correct, but will often lighten at least bit. ...Read more

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What causes greying discoloration of permanent teeth?

What causes greying discoloration of permanent teeth?

Trauma to teeth: Discoloration of permanent teeth could be from having a root canal done on the tooth or a tooth that has had trauma to it in the past. Sometimes the discoloration can occur several years later after the trauma has occurred which would indicate the that nerve of the tooth is dying. Other causes of grey discoloration may be from tetracycline antibiotics that the patient may have taken as a child. ...Read more

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Brown Teeth (Definition)

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