Home  |  Patients  |  Students  |  Professionals   |  Forums   | Login  
Powered By Google Web Oralcareindia.com

 Oral Care India >> Disease Information - Tooth Discoloration
Diseases
Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis
Cleidocranial Dysplasia
  Dental Emergencies
  Tips on Dental Health
  Dental Disease
  Dental Treatment
  Dental Specialties
Tooth Discoloration


Tetracycline administration durin pregnancy can lead to  discoloration of teeth as the tooth erupts in the newborn. 
  
Depending on the severity, discoloration can range from  yellow -orange in mild cases and bluish gray in the most  severe cases.

Flurosis is a condition seen in places with increased fluoride content in the drinking water. Beyond a certain level, fluoride can cause yellow staining of teeth.

 High fever due to childhood infections can lead to areas 
 of poor calcification within the teeth resulting 
 in the appearance of prominent white spots.
 
Extrinsic stains can be classified based on color of the stain into:
Brown stains: It is caused by a thin translucent, 
   bacteria free layer covering the teeth. It is seen in
   individuals who do not brush their teeth adequately, or in 
   those who use toothpaste with inadequate 
   action.
Tobacco stains: Dark brown or black surface   
   accompanied by brown discoloration of the tooth 
   substance is seen. These stains results from coal tar   
   combustion present in the tobacco and also 
   due to the diffusion of tobacco juices into the substance
   of the teeth.
Green stains: Green to greenish yellow stains, 
   sometimes of considerable thickness is seen in 
   children. It is usually seen in upper anterior teeth and has
   been attributed to florescent bacteria and fungi.
- Orange stains : Occurs in front teeth, and is caused by 
   color producing bacteria.

« Page 2  Pages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 »
 
 
Related News on Tooth Discoloration
Spoof of Rap Song Being Used to Teach Kids to Brush Properly
Dental Fillings in Children Connected to Risk of Anxiety, Depression
Chemical That Makes Teeth 'Cavity Proof' Created
Seaweed Bacteria May Help Prevent Tooth Decay
Link Between Dental Plaque and Cancer Mortality
Read More

Dental Emergencies Treatment Info Dental Specialties

Disclaimer - The contents of this site are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any questions you may have about a dental condition.

Last Updated On 25-Jun-2017-Powered by Medindia Ltd  
Hosted & Technical Support by Front Point Systems  
Designed and Content Managed by Medindia Ltd - All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2007