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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
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
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
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
Stained tooth: Depends on what has caused the stain and where it is. If it is a surface stain, it can probably be removed by a dental cleaning. If it is an intrinsic stain, meaning the stain is within the tooth structure, it might be able to be lightened with tooth whitening. It is also possible that it is not stain, but decay. Your should have it evaluated by your dentist who will suggest the proper treatment. ...Read more
Fluorosis: The treatment for fluorosis will depend on the extent of the staining so this will vary for each person. The best way to find the answer for your particular situation is with a dental evaluation. Some of the possible solutions are bonding, veneers or crowns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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