If used during the stages of tooth development, antibiotics can cause deep dark stains on teeth. These stages begin in the latter part of pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.
A specific antibiotic, tetracycline is known to be connected. By binding to calcium and depositing in developing teeth and bones, the stains occur. Sometimes the stains look like a dark yellow or brown stripes across the teeth. sometimes the stains are gray.
Though dark, the stains are superficial. You may not see them right away, either. Childhood antibiotic use for ear infections or other maladies can imprint these stains which can take years to manifest.
Even though the stains are embedded within the minerals in your teeth, that doesn’t mean you’ll need to go through life with them. You don’t necessarily need to seek out professional treatment either. Check with your dentist, but before you do, check out Dial A Smile home teeth whitening system.
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These trace-stains left by antibiotic use are very different than the stains caused by certain beverages and foods–things like coffee and tea, for instance.
Coffee, tea, red wine and dark red juices can stick to the enamel or to particles on the teeth causing a film to discolor the teeth. Even regular brushing doesn’t remove them. In fact, if you brush your teeth before consuming one of these beverages, you can make things worse!
Like your skin, your teeth are porous. After brushing, the pores or dentinal tubules are open and most susceptible to staining. Brushing your teeth right before having a glass of red wine can embed the stain into your teeth.
So if you’re at a party and think that slipping away into the bathroom to brush after drinking wine will protect your teeth, it may have just the opposite effect. Brush early and then wait to brush again until several hours later. If you’re concerned about bad breath, carry breath mints instead.
Something to keep in mind:
Teeth come in many shades. The natural color of your teeth might not be eye-blinding white. But there are things you can do to keep your teeth looking their absolute brightest.
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