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Doctor insights on: Tetracycline Stains On Teeth

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Does tetracycline stain your teeth or only the teeth of unborn babies?

Does tetracycline stain your teeth or only the teeth of unborn babies?

Only growing teeth.: Tetracycline gets incorporated into the tooth structure of teeth that are still forming. That includes unborn babies, teenagers, and all ages in between. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tetracycline to stain your teeth?

How long does it take for tetracycline to stain your teeth?

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

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Doctors please can you prescribe any home use powder for cleaning a tetracycline stained teeth because I cannot afford porcelain veneer.

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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Is it possible to get free teeth whitening on nhs for tetracycline stains?

Is it possible to get free teeth whitening on nhs for tetracycline stains?

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

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My toddler has stained teeth from tetracycline. Will this affect her adult teeth too?

My toddler has stained teeth from tetracycline. Will this affect her adult teeth too?

Yes it can: Depending on the stage of permanent tooth development, staining can and will occur. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tetracycline has made my teeth yellow! What should I do?

Tetracycline has made my teeth yellow! What should I do?

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

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Does teeth whitening work for tetracycline damage?

Does teeth whitening work for tetracycline damage?

Yes: But a lot more difficult and can take much longer and some cases do not respond well to any therapy. ...Read more

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Can you get teeth whitening for tetracycline damage?

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

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Could tetracycline cause soft white spots on your teeth?

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

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Is there any ways to whiten brown teeth from tetracycline?

Yes: Best way is veneers or crowns. Either will give u a great result. ...Read more

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How long it takes for tetracycline to make the teeth yellow?

How long it takes for tetracycline to make the teeth yellow?

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

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Is it possible to whiten adult teeth that are gray from tetracycline use as a child?

Yes: They are harder to whiten than normal teeth. We have used a process called kohr whitening with good results. ...Read more

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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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Is tooth discoloration in children only due to tetracycline?

Is tooth discoloration in children only due to tetracycline?

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

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Could tetracyclines cause tooth discoloration in adults?

Could tetracyclines cause tooth discoloration in adults?

Only if..: The tetracycline is taken in childhood when the permanent teeth are being calcified. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken. ...Read more

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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/?

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

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Can you take tetracycline indefinitely?

Can you take tetracycline indefinitely?

Tetracycline: Not a good idea to take this medication indefinitely because you will get side affects of the antibiotic. Young people will get staining of the teeth, yeast infections of your body, allergic reactions from the medication, or drug resistant super infections. ...Read more

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Should I take tetracycline for rosacea?

Should I take tetracycline for rosacea?

Rosacea: There are so many options for acne rosacea. Depends on the mildness or severity. Tetracycline is an old antibiotics with more side effects as compared to new one. But yes, you can use tetracycline. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tetracyclic and tetracycline?

Tetra- vs Try- cycli: Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Tricyclic is an antidepressant. Type. It also has properties to decrease abdominal cramping (antispasmodic). ...Read more

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Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Tetracycle musclegai: I know of now evidence to support the concept that tetracycline will negatively affect muscles gains. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline be used to kill e. Coli?

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

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Is tetracycline effective against candiasis?

Candiasis: No. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is very useful for the treatment of acne and rosacea. It does not work against yeast infections such as candida. ...Read more

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Should I have tetracycline removed from my gums?

Should I have tetracycline removed from my gums?

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

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What are the differences between minocycline, doxycline and tetracycline?

What are the differences between minocycline, doxycline and tetracycline?

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

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Macrolides/tetracyclines toxic in any way?

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

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Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Antibiotic definitio: Streptomycin and tetracycline are antibiotics of two different types. "e-coli" is a bacteria found in serious infections. It is also however, and there are numerous strains, is a bacteria which is a normal resident in the colon., . ...Read more

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How does tetracycline inhibit protein synthesis?

Tetracycline: Tetracycline inhibits protein synthesis and thus bacterial growth by binding to 30s and possibly 50s ribosomal subunits of susceptible bacteria. ...Read more

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Does tetracycline work well with acne on the face?

Does tetracycline work well with acne on the face?

Acne: Tetracycline is fairly effective in acne. However, the drug is in short supply so alternatives such as Doxycycline are usually substituted. ...Read more

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Tetracycline for 2wks; does it cause loose green stools?

Tetracycline for 2wks; does it cause loose green stools?

Prolonged doses if: Any antibiotic can cause not only changes in color and or consistency of your stools, but also an increased risk for antibiotic induced diarrhea. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am allergic to tetracycline can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I am allergic to tetracycline can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Yes: Tetracycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are in different drug classes. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone agent and is unrelated to tetracycline. You cannot take Doxycycline if you are allergic to tetracycline. ...Read more

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If I use tetracycline should I be using other acne products also?

Yes: Oral tetracycline is a great start, and works well with a topical Clindamycin product with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take tetracycline hydrochloride while I'm on 25mcg levothyroxine sodium?

Can I take tetracycline hydrochloride while I'm on 25mcg levothyroxine sodium?

Sure: However, make sure your levothyroxine is brand name, as the generics are cheap, but unreliable. ...Read more

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Can taking tetracycline twice a day cancel out my birthcontrol? (tri-sprintec)

Rare but possible: There have been rarely reported incidents of oral contraceptive failure with simultaneous use of antibiotics- so the recommendation is to utilize other forms of birth control while on anti-biotics. ...Read more

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