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What is the cause of black, even white colored teeth with dental caries?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Bacterial action.

White spots associated with dental caries (cavities) are areas of the enamel that the bacteria have leached out the calcium.
With calcium loss, you get a chalky-white appearance called decalcification.. Black, brown and tan represent the decayed aspect of the cavity. Decalcification can be reversed, decay can only be removed.

In brief: Bacterial action.

White spots associated with dental caries (cavities) are areas of the enamel that the bacteria have leached out the calcium.
With calcium loss, you get a chalky-white appearance called decalcification.. Black, brown and tan represent the decayed aspect of the cavity. Decalcification can be reversed, decay can only be removed.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Decay

The bacteria causes decay which appears black in appearance.
See a dentist asap to save the tooth.

In brief: Decay

The bacteria causes decay which appears black in appearance.
See a dentist asap to save the tooth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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