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Stains On Front Teeth
I get black stains on front teeth so fast that I would have to go to dentist per week if to clean. How can I self clean? No coffee/smoking/tea/wine
Medications?: Chlorhexidine based mouthwashes can also stain your teeth. Since the stains build up very quickly, it is probably something that you use or eat quite often. ...Read more
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Several options: Depending on the staining, the front teeth may have superficial stains, they may be discolored from a traumatic injury in the past, they could have older dental materials that are obtaining stains, or perhaps something else. A reputable dentist can assist you with the cause and with options for correction. ...Read more
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Is it ok to use a scaler bought at drug store to clean stains off my front teeth? Does it matter how often? Doesn't damage teeth over time, does it?
Stains: Scalers are designed to remove calculus deposits from root surfaces and interproximal areas between your teeth. Surface stains are usually removed with polishing paste. Overuse of any product can have side effects. Remember, use of this instrument is not a substitute for regular dental checkups and cleanings. ...Read more
Stained front teeth on two year old? My two year old son has these brown spots on his front teeth that the dentist said should go away naturally. We brush his teeth every day, and he doesn't get much sugar. Is this anything to worry about? Is our dentist
Need photo/exam: Without them it's hard to tell. Could be several things including mild to moderate fluorosis, early to moderate tooth decay (how about a bottle in bed? Or a sippy cup of almost anything other than water? Including milk!). Can seek 2nd opinion or referral to specialist if not confident of dentist's opinion. Careful not to "trust" the answer you "like" best. Just use common sense. ...Read more
Previously, I got it filled to cover the stains. And now my front teeth hurts whole day & especially at night. The pain is like eating cream x3?
Evaluation: Not normal. Can be due to a variety of problems. See DDS for exam. ...Read more
Why are my teeth not evenly stained? I do probably drink too much coffee, but I noticed recently that my teeth aren't evenly stained. My top two front teeth look like they have white or light yellow lines in them. What could those be?
Although one would love to answer your question, it is impossible to do so without an examination.
Please go see your dentist.
Any of the answer is just pure speculation, unfortunately.
Best out luck, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more
Many reasons: Could be what dentists call the enamel pellicle, a single layer of cells on the outside of the tooth. Could be cavity. Could be nerve of tooth died after a fall. Could be tooth just isn't clean enough. If your child has never seen a dentist you're a year overdue. Look for a pediatric dental specialist for the same reason you see a pediatrician. Go now please. ...Read more
Early stages of baby bottle tooth decay? My son, who is almost two, has light brown stains on his front top four teeth. Could this be a sign of baby bottle tooth decay or something else? Is it something I should worry about?
Yes, yes,yes!: Yes there is "baby bottle syndrome" and yes if you've allowed your baby to fall asleep with a bottle and/or not started regular dental care the brown spots on the upper front teeth of your child could be decay! And yes... This is something to be concerned about for dental and overall health! See a pedodontist or dentist asap. ...Read more
My 18mosgirl won't let us touch or brush her front teeth since its stained. What to do? Let kind a yellow in there.
Seek immediate help: May be decayed and may hurt when touched. Please see a Dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Have white spot w/yellow in middle between gap of front teeth (both teeth) for many yrs. Had Xrays but dentist didn't bring that 1 up. Is it a stain?
Adjust front teeth: Today large front teeth are popular, however there are options you can discuss with your dentist. Cosmetic contouring can recontour the teeth, orthodontics can rearrange them if they are flaring, or crowns or veneers can change the shape. Many years ago my wife thought her front teeth were too long and had me shorten them. We have subsequently done veneers to make them longer. ...Read more
Front teeth moved:
There is no way to be sure without a clinical/visual exam and additional information.
Movement of teeth can be caused by periodontal (gum) disease, bruxing (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), unrestored decay of fractures, crowding due to eruption of wisdom teeth.
Make an appointment with a dentist for an examination and x-rays. ...Read more
We are not : Bilaterally symmetrical, by that I mean we are not mirror images of each side. Normal variations exist throughout our bodies. If its of concern, speak with your dentist -- there are a lot of cosmetic options available to make your smile as perfect as you would like it to be. Hope this helps. ...Read more
The "Piano" effect : This discoloration from the bleaching agent is a common problem. The strip whitens only the surface leaving the space between the teeth dark. Ask your dentist for professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more
Transparent teeth: That depends upon the cause. For example, if due to lingual erosions? Yes. If just a variation of shading? No. See your dentist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
It can vary: Sometimes when a baby tooth is lost the permanent tooth is right there and comes in quickly. You may be able to see it in a few days but it will take several weeks for the tooth to fully erupt. Sometimes a permanent tooth is not in position to erupt immediately and it can take some time for it to erupt. This happens more frequently if a baby tooth comes out early due to trauma or decay. ...Read more
Please resubmit...: I'm sorry, but the question is not clear. Were you given a box of elastics to use on your front teeth but not sure what to do? Or did your dentist place some elastics on your front teeth but you are not clear on why? Please re-submit your answer. Once your answer is clear, we may be able to help you. ...Read more
There could be several reasons that the tooth or teeth are discolored? To properly assess the cause and determine appropriate treatment you need to see a dentist. There are no mysteries here, it is pretty cut and dry.
Good luck, and happy new year. ...Read more