What causes baby teeth to turn black? The most common reason is that when your child’s teeth aren’t brushed properly at an early age, bacteria can infect a tooth, causing it to discolor. It’s important to foster healthy oral habits at a young age.
Listed below are several more causes for black teeth in children and tips for tooth decay prevention.
Your baby’s primary teeth begin to erupt when he or she is 6 months old. Once that first tooth pops out, it’s important to start brushing with child-safe toothpaste and teach your child the importance of good oral hygiene.
When your child’s teeth start to discolor, don’t panic. Call to schedule a dental appointment. There are family-friendly dentists near you that can help protect your child’s smile from tooth decay and gum disease.
Here are several causes for why your baby’s teeth might turn black:
Common treatments for discolored teeth include whitening paste, enamel removal, veneers, root canals, cleaning and more.
To keep your child’s mouth healthy, avoid giving him or her sugary liquids, juice and soft drinks. Also, never put a child to bed with a bottle, as it may cause “baby bottle tooth decay.”
Keep your own mouth clean, and avoid sharing eating utensils and food with your child. This spreads bacteria known for causing cavities. Brush and floss your child’s teeth every day.
When your child’s teeth start to turn black, where can you get affordable, sensitive care? Expect quality, low-cost, compassionate dental care at any one of Kool Smiles’ 120 locations across the United States.
We accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and SCHIP — as well as other payment plans based on your budget.
Let’s fight tooth decay together. New families are welcome. If your baby hasn’t had his or her first checkup, call us today or find a location near you to schedule an appointment.
Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/expert-answers/baby-teeth/faq-20057765
It’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to take care of their teeth, and tooth brushing worksheets are a great way for them to learn. By starting…Read Full Article
When your child gets a tooth removed, it’s normal for some bleeding to occur to help form a clot that will slow down the bleeding. However, if your child continues…Read Full Article
Kids’ dental activities can accomplish two things. First, they help teach kids about dental health, including brushing, flossing, and other good habits that will give them a lifetime of healthy smiles.…Read Full Article
TRICARE is government insurance for active and retired military families and reservists. The dental benefits are served through a Preferred Dentist Program (PDP) administered by MetLife. Kool Smiles is part of the…Read Full Article
Dental emergencies are never convenient, and it can be very stressful for you when they happen to your children. If the emergency is serious and possibly life-threatening, you should call 911 right…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles has free oral health lesson plans for teachers across the country to teach in their classrooms. Our fun lesson plans give teachers the tools to teach their students the…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles dentists want kids to be proud of their smiles. We create a welcoming environment and teach kids all about healthy dental health. Our offices are fun and engaging, and…Read Full Article
At Kool Smiles, we know how busy you and your children are during the week. Because we are committed to convenient dental care, our offices are open on weekends, and we have…Read Full Article
Medicaid can cover the cost of dental treatment for kids who are enrolled in the program. Children with Medicaid are guaranteed the right to certain dental procedures and treatments including dental…Read Full Article
The cost of traditional metal braces for children can range anywhere from $3,000 to $7,500 if not covered by insurance. Although this seems expensive, there are ways to find affordable treatment with a low-cost orthodontist.…Read Full Article