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What You Should Know About Tooth Discoloration

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You may know that there are several things that can cause yellowed teeth, including inadequate oral care and overexposure to fluoride. You may also know that there are options you can consider, including teeth whitening. However, what would you do if your tooth turns black?

Usually, teeth turn black because your pulp, which is in the center of your tooth, is stained by blood. To make matters worse, your tooth could slowly become darker. This darkening can actually last for a few months. If your teeth have turned dark, you could need root canal therapy to clean your pulp.

Often, you experience this problem because of trauma to your tooth. However, while a child’s tooth could turn black after they fall, the color of their tooth could also change. Still, the color of their teeth should revert back to normal after a few days. Intrinsic staining could also be caused by overexposure to fluoride or because of antibiotics.

To learn more about dealing with tooth discoloration in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, please don’t hesitate to give Dentistry For Today a call at 502-839-6828. Our dentist, Dr. Robin Cropper, and our team will be happy to examine your teeth and offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon!