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Brown dot on tooth, stain or cavity. How can I tell?

Brown dot on tooth, stain or cavity. How can I tell?

Brown dot: If you can brush or scrape it off, it's stain. If you can't, then you can't tell. You will need to see a dentist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I have a tooth stain on my tooth. How could i remove the stain off my teeth for a low cost?

I have a tooth stain on my tooth. How could i remove the stain off my teeth for a low cost?

See your dentist: I realize "low cost" is a relative term. However, it is important to know what is the cause of the stain prior to trying to remove it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a teeth whitening can cover up tooth stains?

Is it possible that a teeth whitening can cover up tooth stains?

No: It will not cover up anything. However, if you have a professional cleaning first to remove the stains, then you will be ready for whitening. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse has no other side effect on me but tooth staining. Implant dentist said it would be $150 to remove it. OTC?

Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse has no other side effect on me but tooth staining. Implant dentist said it would be $150 to remove it. OTC?

Dental Prophylaxis: Tooth staining from Chlorhexidine Gluconate (or from something else) can normally be removed with a thorough dental prophylaxis (tooth cleaning). Every dental office will have a somewhat different fee for this routine service. If extra time is involved due to unusual staining, a higher fee might be warranted. ...Read more

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How do I deal with tooth that stains really quickly?

How do I deal with tooth that stains really quickly?

Polish it.: Cleaning alone may not be the answer. If it has a restoration, it needs to be polished, and if it does not have a restoration, it may still need to be polished. Sometimes rough enamel will stain. The dentist needs to take polishing discs and rubber wheels to polish the enamel. The sonocare toothbrush may also help prevent stains. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent my tooth veneer stains?

Stains: Veneers stain the same as teeth drain. Brush well and avoid foods or drinks that stain teeth. A guide: if it'll stain your white shirt, it'll stain your teeth. Also, porcelain veneers are much less porous and longer lasting than composite veneers. ...Read more

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Old silver tooth fillings have stained my gums. Is there a way to remove the stains?

Old silver tooth fillings have stained my gums. Is there a way to remove the stains?

Cut it our: It sounds like a silver-mercury tattoo. Aka amalgam tattoo. Only cutting it out and possible gum transplant graft can fix that. ...Read more

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I have brown stains on tooth from retainers?

I have brown stains on tooth from retainers?

Brown stains: See your dentist to either polish the stains off or discuss restorative options such as tooth colored bonded composite fillings. ...Read more

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Random black stain in tooth it dosent hurt , I'll be seeing my dentist this week but what could it be ?

Random black stain in tooth it dosent hurt , I'll be seeing my dentist this week but what could it be ?

Simple stain?: Yes, go to the dentist. If it is simple stain, plaque build up or painless cavity it will be fixed at the same appointment. Your dentist will evaluate, take x-ray and fix the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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