Rated 5.0/5 based on 19 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Brown Teeth

Share

Brown Teeth (Overview)

Brown discoloration of the teeth may be seen in people with poor hygiene as plaques and stains buildup on the enamel of the teeth, or the discoloration can be due to an enamel disorder.


Dr. Dell Goodrick
Board Certified, Dentistry
27 years in practice
373K people helped
1

1
What is the cause of brown teeth?

Dr. Dell Goodrick
Board Certified, Dentistry
27 years in practice
373K people helped
What is the cause of brown teeth?

Many factors: Brown teeth can be the result of many factors, including your diet, too much Fluoride in your water source when you were younger, and decay. If the color seems to be on the outside of the teeth, it could be from drinking tea or coffee, smoking and other dark foods and should be easily bleached out. However, darkness inside, or "intrinsic", can be from the dentin color and isn't easily lightened. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified
5M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified
5M people helped
Continue

Brown Teeth (Overview)

Brown discoloration of the teeth may be seen in people with poor hygiene as plaques and stains buildup on the enamel of the teeth, or the discoloration can be due to an enamel disorder.


Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped
2

2
What does it mean when a person had orangish or brown teeth?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped
What does it mean when a person had orangish or brown teeth?

THEY EITHER DO NOT: Take care of their teeth or they are color blind?!? ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified
5M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified
5M people helped
Continue
Dr. Stanley Siu
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
12 years in practice
167K people helped
3

3
I have brown teeth. How can I make them white?

Dr. Stanley Siu
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
12 years in practice
167K people helped
I have brown teeth. How can I make them white?

External vs internal: The question that needs to be asked is what caused the teeth to be brown. If they've always been brown since childhood, it's possible you have a syndrome, fluorosis (too much fluoride), or enamel deficiency. If they've become more brown w/ age, some enamel may be wearing thin, exposing the dentin (which is the layer immediately underneath). Dentin is naturally darker. Reduce dark colored drinks. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
277K people helped
4

4
What is the best treatment for brown color of teeth?

Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
277K people helped
What is the best treatment for brown color of teeth?

Tooth bleaching: Yellow and brown color teeth respond better to bleaching than gray colored teeth. Check with you dentist to see what he/she would recommend for your teeth and your expectations ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified
5M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
6M people helped
5

5
Is there anyway to fix caries stains? I have a brown carie stain on my front tooth that i really want to get rid of. Will it go away with teeth bleaching? Can I do it at home? Thanks

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
6M people helped
Is there anyway to fix caries stains? I have a brown carie stain on my front tooth that i really want to get rid of. Will it go away with teeth bleaching? Can I do it at home? Thanks

Caries: If you really want to get rid of caries you need to see a dentist for treatment. The on,y way to fix caries, cavities with by having the decay removed and the tooth restored. This will look like your natural tooth. Without treating this will get bigger, look worse, be more painful. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Stanley Siu
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
12 years in practice
167K people helped
6

6
I have brown teeth. How can I make them white?

Dr. Stanley Siu
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
12 years in practice
167K people helped

External vs internal: The question that needs to be asked is what caused the teeth to be brown. If they've always been brown since childhood, it's possible you have a syndrome, fluorosis (too much fluoride), or enamel deficiency. If they've become more brown w/ age, some enamel may be wearing thin, exposing the dentin (which is the layer immediately underneath). Dentin is naturally darker. Reduce dark colored drinks. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped
7

7
What does it mean when a person had orangish or brown teeth?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped

THEY EITHER DO NOT: Take care of their teeth or they are color blind?!? ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Dell Goodrick
Board Certified, Dentistry
27 years in practice
373K people helped
8

8
What is the cause of brown teeth?

Dr. Dell Goodrick
Board Certified, Dentistry
27 years in practice
373K people helped

Many factors: Brown teeth can be the result of many factors, including your diet, too much Fluoride in your water source when you were younger, and decay. If the color seems to be on the outside of the teeth, it could be from drinking tea or coffee, smoking and other dark foods and should be easily bleached out. However, darkness inside, or "intrinsic", can be from the dentin color and isn't easily lightened. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Orly Hendizadeh
Board Certified, Dentistry
8 years in practice
74K people helped
9

9
Why would a kid be born with brown teeth?

Dr. Orly Hendizadeh
Board Certified, Dentistry
8 years in practice
74K people helped
Why would a kid be born with brown teeth?

Diff reasons: A baby's teeth can come in looking brown for a few different reasons: if the mother was taking certain medications during pregnancy (such as Tetracycline), or if she had a fever during the time when baby's teeth were developing in the womb. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
22 years in practice
474K people helped
10

10
Why I was born with brown teeth?

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
22 years in practice
474K people helped
Why I was born with brown teeth?

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
5M people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook