Abnormal tooth colour is a dentistry problem that is a symptom of other conditions like digestive disorders. It can also be caused by genetic defects like amelogenesis that causes damage to the tooth enamel. Lack of proper dental hygiene and persistent attacks of fever at a young age may also be the cause.
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?
Treating abnormal tooth color is not very difficult in dentistry and needs a couple of visit to your dentist. Based on your case history, your dentist will decide on what treatment –teeth whitening methods or using veneers, crowns and fillings - to employ. However, abnormal tooth color as a result of medical problems needs further analysis by the doctor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Improving oral health like regularly brushing twice, eating less stain-prone beverages, regular checkups through dentists, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, using ayurvedic or organic toothpastes, using branded mouthwashes daily are few ways of preventing abnormal tooth coloring.