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
When your child needs a tooth pulled, you want to find the most affordable place to get it done without losing the quality of the service. Kool Smiles is a great option…Read Full Article
Most dentist offices don't' accept Medicaid patients, or limit the amount of Medicaid patients they see. However, Kool Smiles accepts Medicaid and never limits the amount of patients who have…Read Full Article
Kids may have reservations about braces, and as a parent, you may have concerns about the price. But rest assured, Kool Smiles is dedicated to offering affordable dental care. At…Read Full Article
The average cost of braces for children ranges from $3,000 to $7,000 depending on a number of factors—but there are many ways to cut down on the cost and keep you and your child smiling.…Read Full Article
Dental work isn't usually cheap, but having an insurance plan can help. Kool Smiles accepts a wide range of insurance plans and can help if you don't have insurance. At Kool…Read Full Article
When your child’s dentist suggests correcting your child's teeth with braces, you may be concerned about the cost of them. Even with insurance, the cost of braces can be higher than…Read Full Article
Are you wondering how much it's going to cost for your child to get braces? The answer usually depends on a few factors including what kind of braces your child needs, how…Read Full Article
If your child is embarrassed by the idea of wearing metal braces, they may have the option to wear braces behind their teeth, or lingual braces. This type of braces works…Read Full Article
If you've just found out that your child needs braces, you probably have questions regarding the cost. The average price of metal braces is anywhere between $3,000–$7,000. However, at Kool Smiles,…Read Full Article
Dry socket is a possible side effect of wisdom teeth removal. At Kool Smiles, we can treat your child’s dry sockets and help relieve any pain he or she might be…Read Full Article
So how much do braces for your child's teeth cost? Every parent knows that dental braces don't come cheap. There are different types of braces — the traditional metal braces most…Read Full Article