What Causes the Discoloration of Teeth?

Have you started to notice discoloration of your child’s teeth? When you notice stains on your child’s teeth, especially at an early age, it is important to understand the causes of the discoloration.

By understanding what causes the teeth to be discolored, you can help keep your kids’ smiles shiny and white.

What are the Causes of Teeth Discoloration?

When you start to notice stains on your child’s teeth, you might begin to wonder what is causing the tooth discoloration in the first place. There are many causes of tooth discoloration in your child, such as:

Food and Drink

Your children’s teeth may be stained and discolored by the things that they eat. Having a healthy diet is important to dental health, and you might start to see discoloration if your children eat or drink coffee, soda, or tea. Food and smoking can also stain teeth.

Medicine or Injury

Discoloration of your child’s teeth isn’t always caused by something they eat or drink. Sometimes, tooth discoloration is caused by exposure to fluoride, antibiotics or injury to the teeth. 

How to Avoid Discolored Teeth

There are many ways to prevent yellow teeth in your child. First, visit your local Kool Smiles dentist and talk to them about your child’s oral hygiene habits, diet, and activities.

A Kool Smiles dentist will be able to figure out what is causing your child’s teeth to become stained or discolored, and from there, you can start working to fix and prevent it. 

Make an appointment for your child at your local Kool Smiles office today by giving us a call. We’re always accepting new patients, and we’re happy to help educate your kids on how to take care of their teeth!

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Sources:

Colgate: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/teeth-whitening/article/tooth-discoloration