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Tetracycline Stains On Teeth
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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 more
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 more
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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 more
Yes it can: Depending on the stage of permanent tooth development, staining can and will occur. ...Read more
What, if anything can be done for teeth with tetracycline damage? I have damage due to tetracycline. Is there anything that can help whiten my teeth?
Try in-office bleach: Depending on the severity, I have had reasonable success with a combination whitening treatment which typically includes 2 in-office sessions and daily use of home whitening trays. This treatment is not a cheap bleaching procedure but is less costly than 2 laminate veneers. If it is not fully successful, at least the teeth are lighter allowing for thinner veneers to block out the color. ...Read more
There are many: Cosmetic enhancements these days to treat tetracycline banding. Each case is different and the treatment protocol is unique for each situation. It again also depends on the severity of the banding. Best to consult with a dentist specializing in cosmetic procedures. Treatment can be expensive so be prepared. Typically not covered by insurances, but then again dental insurance is truly not an. ...Read more
Yes: But a lot more difficult and can take much longer and some cases do not respond well to any therapy. ...Read more
If mild: Whitening may be of some limited value. More probably you will need a restorative solution. See a Dentist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
No: Tetracycline has been known to cause teeth staining internally if taken in childhood when they are forming. This is usually a blue, green or gray color. If you have soft white spot, they are from the minerals leaving your teeth forming dental caries. They are from improper brushing and poor diet. Soft drinks can be a major factor. See dentist for treating areas. ...Read more
Yes: Best way is veneers or crowns. Either will give u a great result. ...Read more
Staining: Usually this causes dark teeth when taken while the teeth are developing. This is an internal stain whish is sometimes removable with bleaching. At your age tablets should be no problem. ...Read more
Yes: They are harder to whiten than normal teeth. We have used a process called kohr whitening with good results. ...Read more
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
Many causes: Tooth discoloration can be from a fall or trauma to the tooth. It can be caries. Was there ever a high fever before the tooth came in? It could even be stain that doesn't come off with regular brushing. The child needs to be examined by a dentist to get an accurate diagnosis. Baby teeth are important to the developing perm. 2 th. Don't ignore it. ...Read more
Can I take tetracycline & doxycycline at the same time? I am 40 all of a sudden broke out with cystic and whiteheads around mouth & chin. Thanks!
Don't take both: As the name implies, these drugs are chemically very similar and they have exactly the same activity against various problems, including acne. There is never a reason to take both; it would just increase the chance of side effects (like stomach upset, sensitivity to sunburn) without improving your acne. Speak with the doctor (s) who prescribed them and/or taking care of your acne. ...Read more
If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?
I have horrible discoloring of my teeth that my dentist said came from my mother taking tetracycline while pregnant with me. What might she have had/?
Doesn't make sense: While your baby teeth may have been stained during formation late in pregnancy, the permanent teeth would not. Staining of your permanent teeth would only occur from exposures or events that occur during their formation. Tetracycline given to you might, but its use in kids was minimal after the 60's. ...Read more
Yes: E. Coli acquired outside the hospital are frequently sensitive to tetracycline. In hospital between 50 and 90% of strains of e. Coli are sensitive. As many strains are resistant sensitivity studies in the microbiology lab need to be performed before using tetracycline to treat a known e. Coli infection.. ...Read more
Why is it there?: Tetracycline (arestin, atradox) is inserted in deep gum pockets between the teeth and gums to kill destructive bacteria and encourage pocket depth reduction and reattachment of the gum to the tooth. These tetracyclines do not need to be removed as they dissolve with time. If you refer to tetracycline staining of teeth, no treatment is needed except for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
See below: They are all 3 antibiotics of the tetracycline class and have very similar antibacterial spectrums. Minocycline and Doxycycline can be given safely to patients with renal failure. Minocycline gets high nasal and sinus levels and is good for MRSA colonization treatment. Doxycycline can cause photosensitivity but is otherwise well tolerated. ...Read more
What does toxic mean: They are toxic to bacteria. Not usually toxic to humans side effects are possible...Macrolides often cause stomach irritation. Tetracycline may discolor teeth with long term use and are inactivated by concomitant intake of dairy products containing calcium or iron containing vitamins and antacids. ...Read more