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Are these black stains in the front tooth caused because of scaling and polishing ?

Recently I did my dental check-up wherein the doctor did scaling and polishing. After two weeks I noticed some black stains in the front teethes? Could scaling and polishing cause this? If yes what is the remedy.
Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
As scalig and polishing are the treatment to relieve the stain and tartar problem, so, these stains are not because of it, but may be a second appointment was't scheduled by any of you or you have not followed the post scaling instructions, like not having tea or smoke for some time,..
So check completely and visit the dentist.
Thank you
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Kriti Maroli's  Response
One of the reasons for black/ brown staining could be use of a mouth wash containing chlorhexidine. Do check if you are using one. If so, there is nothing to worry about, because chlorhexidine does cause some staining in some people. Hence it is used short term.
Smoking can cause black stains to come back as quickly as they are removed.
The other reason could be if there are any rough teeth surfaces they too can cause the stains to come back.
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Dentist Dr. Amol Gite's  Response
Scaling and polishing helps you get rid of stains and not the other way round. If the dentist have asked you for a follow up, he might address stains in the second sitting. Also ask for polishing and brushing technique which will help you stay away from stains for long.
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
thanks for the query...
scaling and polishing helps removing the stains and is never supposed to cause it...
it can be due to intake of tea, coffee or due to smoking and chlorhexidine mouth rises...
sovisit your dentist again for the procedure and avoid above mentioned things...
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
scaling and polishing procedure refers to cleaning of all the surface of your tooth and then getting the rough surfaces smoothened
so stains can not be due to that procedure
what i think it that may be either you hadnt been given post scaling instructions or you did not follow those instructions which are
1.avoid tea/coffee for a few days
2.avoid smoking and all nicotine products for a few days
3.avoid food containing coloring agents
this is because after scaling and polishing the tooth surface is more prone to get stains in 1st few days
so now that you see some stains, what i would suggest is that you make a 2nd appointment with your dentist ,get the stains removed and than properly follow post scaling instructions
best of luck
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Thanks for asking query,
Scaling and polishing are the methods of removing the stain , calculus and plaque so there are no chance of getting stains due to scaling and polishing.
There are many reasons for it like remaining calculus after scaling , smoking , food accumulation due to rough surface created by scaling.
I suggest you to maintain oral hygiene, prevent food lodgment , use antiseptic mouthwash, visit your dentist and get it check.
hope this will help you.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Scaling and polishing will not cause black stains.

Since the stains has appeared 2 weeks post scaling,this can be due to tea or coffee intake,tobacco or pan chewing.

I would advice to rinse mouth after every meals.
Brush and floss your teeth daily.

Use chlorhexidine mothrinses to gargle.

Take care.

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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Scaling and polishing are the methods of removing the stainS , calculus and plaque so there are no chance of getting stains due to scaling and polishing.

Yes improper scaling procedure may lead to developement of rough areas on the surface of the teeth which may incorporate the food stains , smoking stains , tea and coffee stains.

consider getting the polishing done after the procedure .

consult your dentist and get the examination done .

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
i read your problem,scaling and polishing has been done.........
but you did not tell in how many sittings it has been completed.............
anyways these stains are not because of scaling and polishing...........
it is may be having tea,smoking after scaling and polishing, poor oral hygiene,etc........
so you please go back to your dentist,and go for scaling and polishing once again.........
after this please follow all the given instructions,maintain oral hygiene,and use proper brushing technique.............
nothing to get worried.
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Scaling and polishing are done to remove the stains and calculus from the tooth so these stains are not because of this.
Stains can be because of excessive consumption of tea or coffee.
Can be due to smoking.
Other than this use of chlorhexidine mouthwash can cause stains in some people.
I would advise you to schedule a second appointment for you and follow the post scaling instructions properly.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
Thanks for asking
As your scaling and polishing is done so follow post scaling instructions
Maintain oral hygiene.
use mouthwash twice daily.
Take care
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Dentist Dr. Vishal Jain's  Response

Dental stains are removed by scaling and polishing. It can not happen because of this procedure.
You just have to maintain it. You just need polishing again as it is two week only when u under went scaling.
Just visit your dentist and get the polishing done and ask him for proper brushing method, may be the area which is getting stain is not cleaned properly by you.

Dr. Vishal jain
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Stains can be caused due to food, beverages, chromogenic bacteria, tobacco chewing etc. Scaling and polishing removes plaque and calculus and stains. The black stains could be blood oozed out from the gingiva onto the tooth surface. Normal tooth brush is sufficient to remove it. If not a scaling on the stained teeth alone would be sufficient.
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