Tooth discoloration is abnormal tooth color other than white to yellowish-white.The change in color may affect the entire tooth, or it may appear as spots or lines in the tooth enamel. Enamel is the hard outer layer of the tooth.Inherited diseases may affect the thickness of enamel or the calcium or protein content of the enamel. This can cause color changes. Metabolic diseases may cause changes in tooth color and shape.
HOW IS TOOTH DISCOLORATION DIAGNOSED?
Dentist will examine your teeth and ask about your symptoms such as
When the abnormal coloration began
Foods you have been eating
Medicines you are taking
Personal and family health history
Exposure to fluoride
Oral care habits
HOW IS TOOTH DISCOLORATION TREATED?
Diet-related discoloration and discoloration that is only on the surface may be eliminated with proper oral hygiene or teeth-whitening systems. More severe discoloration may need to be removed using fillings, veneers, or crowns.
DID YOU KNOW?
Discoloration of the front teeth is one of the most common reasons people seek dental care.