Doctors for Abnormal Tooth Color in Emirates, Kochi
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ABNORMAL TOOTH COLOR
Any tooth color which differs from the normal white to yellowish white is called as abnormal tooth color. With permanent teeth having slightly transparent enamel, having a slightly yellowish colored tooth is normal. The color of our teeth is determined by our gene, congenital diseases, oral hygiene, external factor and infections. Some of the known causes of abnormal tooth color are severe neonatal jaundice, taking antibiotic tetracycline before the age of 8, chromosomal defects such as dentinogenesis and amelogenesis and porphyria.
HOW IS ABNORMAL TOOTH COLOR DIAGNOSED?
The Dental Expert will ask you questions pertaining to diet, hygiene habits and family history of such issues. In some cases, a dental X Ray may be conducted too. These specialists may also check for gum inflammation and cavities.
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?
There are two types of discolorations one is on the enamel of the tooth and the other is from the internal tooth. This could also be caused due to congenital diseases, environmental factors and various infections.