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Fluoride Cause 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and: Yes and it is common to stain teeth as well. ...Read more
Could a fluoride varnish (concentrated form) be applied by a dentist to decrease dentin hypersensitvity and sensitive teeth due to gum recession?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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