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Can tetracycline cause tooth discoloration?

Can tetracycline cause tooth discoloration?

Tetracycline stain: Tetracycline stained teeth occurs when this antibiotic is taken when you still have your baby teeth, and the permanent teeth are still forming. It causes a developmental defect in the enamal and the deeper layers of the tooth in the form of dark brown or gray staining. This is known as intrinsic staining because it comes from within the tooth. ...Read more

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Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent). It is also a supplement ...Read more


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Does minocycline cause tooth discoloration?

Does minocycline cause tooth discoloration?

Yes...: Tetracycline antibiotics bind to calcium (which is why you shouldn't take them with milk). When the teeth are forming, the calcium crystals form to make enamel and dentin--incorporating the drug into the tooth structure. A similar thing happens to bone. ...Read more

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Can ferrous sulfate cause discoloration teeth?

Can ferrous sulfate cause discoloration teeth?

Superficial stain: This product can produce a superficial staining of the teeth when it comes in direct contact. Making sure the dose is inserted past the teeth or placed in a material such as juice or peanut butter can reduce this. A bit of baking soda on a q-tip will remove the stain with a little effort. ...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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Is it true that fluoride can cause tooth discoloration in children?

Is it true that fluoride can cause tooth discoloration in children?

Yes: Most kids get enough Fluoride just by drinking fluoridated tap water. Some children drinking well water or bottled water need Fluoride supplements. Too much Fluoride can cause white or brown flecks on your teeth so it's important not to give supplements to kids that don't need it and that you use Fluoride free toothpaste before your toddler learns not to swallow toothpaste. ...Read more

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What causes tooth discoloration ?

What causes  tooth discoloration  ?

Tooth discoloration?: Coffee, tea and smoking are the biggest culprits for causing external staining of teeth. Natural teeth do tend to get darker over time as the enamel thins exposing more of the internal dentin of the tooth which is darker. Traumatic blows to teeth can cause internal staining. Amalgam fillings tend to leak resulting in dark graying of teeth. Teeth can decalcify from acids produced by food & bacteria. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide present in bleaching products cause any serious problems (skin cancer, etc...) ?

Can hydrogen peroxide present in bleaching products cause any serious problems (skin cancer, etc...) ?

None at low levels: Hydrogen peroxide is generally sold at a 3% strength in the stores as a solution. At that strength, exposure is unlikely to cause problems. Significantly higher strengths, e.g. 30-50%, used commercially, can cause irritation and caution should be used when handling high concentration due to react by oxidizing other chemicals. ...Read more

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What could happen after ingestion of sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

What could happen after ingestion of sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Nothing: For a 39 year old, nothing would happen to you. If children under the age of 12 do it daily, then i'd be concerned about them getting too much Fluoride in their system which can then deposit in their developing and calcifying teeth. Too much Fluoride can cause brown mottling appearance of the enamel. If you have a choice, don't swallow toothpaste. ...Read more

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Could enfamil with iron cause tounge discoloration?

Could enfamil with iron cause tounge discoloration?

NO: Enfamil with iron will not cause tongue discoloration.Usually fruit or fruit juice causes temporary discoloration of tongue. ...Read more

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Could a fluoride varnish (concentrated form) be applied by a dentist to decrease dentin hypersensitvity and sensitive teeth due to gum recession?

Fluoride varnish: A Fluoride varnish would be an excellent treatment for the conditions you describe--either the dentist or dental hygienist can apply the varnish. It is a bit sticky and will be noticeable on your teeth for a few hours. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection can cause dark spots side the mouth?

Can tooth infection can cause dark spots side the mouth?

Likely not infection: Dark coloration can occur when a silver, or amalgam filling is adjacent the soft tissue of the mouth. If it is sore, or changes size, shape or color get it checked by a health care provider. ...Read more

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What illness could cause tooth discoloration?

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What illness could  cause tooth discoloration?

Illnesses in mothers: Infections in pregnant mothers can cause intrinsic (on the inside of the tooth) discoloration in their offspring by effecting the enamel as it develops. Certain drugs taken by preganant mothers can also cause discoloration of their childs teeth such as takeing tetracycline during preganancy. Illness can sometimes result in extrinsic staining (on the outside) because it effects dental hygiene. ...Read more

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Can brushing your teeth with abraisive toothpast cause damage?

Can brushing your teeth with abraisive toothpast cause damage?

Probably : Using a strong abrasive agent can cause wearing of the dental enamel. Toothpastes in us are fda regulated and tend to have optimal abrasives. ...Read more

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Fluoride (Definition)

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