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Brown Teeth (Definition)
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.
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
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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