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Tetracycline Stained Teeth
Doctors please can you prescribe any home use powder for cleaning a tetracycline stained teeth because i cannot afford porcelain veneer.
Internal Stain: Tetracycline discoloration is not a surface problem, but an actual color change of the actual tooth structure. Professional strength whitening products may provide positive results, but porcelain laminates may be indicated. Ask your local dentist during your consultation visit.. You can discuss financing at that time, since you mentioned financial concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intrinsic Staining: The antibiotic tetracycline gets incorporated into tooth structure that is forming. It does not stain the surface as does coffee, tea and red wine, for examples of extrinsic stains. From birth to about 15 years of age is the time to avoid giving tetracycline, unless no other antibiotic is available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Any medical/dental coverage considers tetracycline stains a cosmetic problem & nothing more. Ttc does not harm teeth. They aren't any weaker or in any need of dental restorations, so no ins help . Trying to whiten these teeth will only work with dentist-prescribed materials, and will take probably over 3 months to work. Patience and staying away from tea/coffee/soda will help too! good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What is the best way to get rid of dark tooth stains? I've never had great oral habits, and as a consequence have pretty stained teeth i would like cleaned. I've looked into it, but there are so many methods at both the home and at the dentist's office. W
Several options: I would first make sure to have a professional dental cleaning. This procedure would assist in determining if the staining is removable. If the stains still exist following the professional cleaning your dentist can provide options. These options may include whitening, bonding with composite resins, porcelain veneers, or crowns. Good luck with your search. A new smile can enhance one's life! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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