Doctors for Abnormal Tooth Color in Mammigatti, Hubli-Dharwad
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ABNORMAL TOOTH COLOR
Abnormal tooth color refers to tooth which is not white or yellowish white in color. Having yellowish colored tooth is normal as the enamel which covers our teeth is slightly transparent. Our genes, external factor, oral hygiene, infections and congenital diseases all determine the color of our tooth. Taking antibiotic tetracycline before the age of 8, porphyria, genetic defects such as amelogenesis and dentinogenesis, severe neonatal jaundice are some of the causes of abnormal tooth color.
HOW IS ABNORMAL TOOTH COLOR DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of tooth discoloration by dentists can be done through: • Oral X RAYs • Thorough oral check up • Checking family and medical history
HOW IS ABNORMAL TOOTH COLOR TREATED?
Abnormal tooth colour can be treated in various ways eg bondings, veneers, scaling, polishing, etc. The best way to treat abnormal tooth colour is by extensive home care which includes: • Dental hygiene: proper brushing, flossing and mouthwash • Avoiding food and drinks that cause stains • Usage of whitening agents
DID YOU KNOW?
Fluoride – a common ingredient in many dental products – is known to cause abnormal tooth color.