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Suggest treatment for yellow teeth

Dear doctor, am the sixth child for my parents..my 3rd sister and myself has yellow teeth..yellow teeth means not slightly yellow..thick dark yellow..when i asked to my parents they told when the teeth started to grow as an infant itself started to grow as yellow for my sister and for me it was in white in color only but well the milk teeth fell and permanent teeth started to grow at that time it started to grow as yellow (pure yellow in color) now am 36 years of age..when i asked doctors some of them told it was calcium deficiency..now already it is too late..is there any way to rectify doctor
Mon, 26 May 2014
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hello
i have gone through your query.discolration of teeth can be due to various reasons.in your case the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline are known to discolor teeth when given to children whose teeth are still developing (before the age of 8). Mouth rinses and washes containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth.
As you age, the outer layer of enamel on your teeth gets worn away revealing the natural yellow color of dentin.
Excessive fluoride either from environmental sources (naturally high fluoride levels in water) can also discolor the teeth.
poor oral hygiene can also lead to yellowness of teeth.
but you dont have to worry.you can go for certain procedures to fix this problem:

Thorough scaling (cleaning) of your teeth.
Avoidance of the foods and beverages that cause stains
Veneers
Using over-the-counter whitening agents
In-home whitening agents purchased from your dentist
In-office whitening procedures

Hope this ans helps

Regards
Dr. Shesh


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