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
If you're a parent relying on Medicaid for your child's dental care, you may have trouble finding a dentist that will accept your coverage. However, that's not the case at Kool…Read Full Article
Many Americans live in "dental deserts" or areas without enough dentists. This means that parents have to travel to get dental care for their kids, or go without. This is why Kool Smiles opened…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles is a children's dentistry dedicated to providing quality service to children across the country at affordable prices. With over 120 convenient locations, we aim to bring quality child dental care…Read Full Article
Keeping your child's teeth healthy and clean is important for good hygiene, so it's good to know which dentists near you can help out. Choose Kool Smiles to be your child's…Read Full Article
With a MetLife dental insurance plan, you can find coverage easily for your children's dental treatments. At Kool Smiles, our MetLife general dentists can provide a wide variety of services…Read Full Article
What do you look for in cheap dental work besides low cost? You probably look for high quality and a kid-friendly office. At Kool Smiles, that's exactly what we provide at our conveniently located…Read Full Article
Looking for dental care without insurance can seem like a losing battle. With dental costs rising quickly and the number of patients with dental insurance decreasing, more and more people are…Read Full Article
If you're wondering how much braces cost, know that the exact amount will depend on your dentist, where you live, and type of braces your child gets. Braces are installed by dental…Read Full Article
For many Americans, finding a good dentist in their area can be hard enough. Finding a children's dentist that accepts Medicaid can feel impossible. But your search can begin —…Read Full Article
Searching for a dentist by name is a great way to find the dentist you are looking for. Whether it's because of the services they offer, the insurance plans they…Read Full Article
When looking at the Medicaid coverage map, it's clear that many areas—especially in the Southeast—have a low Medicaid acceptance rate. However, the dentists at Kool Smiles accept Medicaid at all…Read Full Article