The Causes of Tooth Discoloration

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You are probably aware that having imperfections in your smile can be somewhat embarrassing. In fact, did you know that Americans in general actually spend millions of dollars on teeth whitening a year? While teeth whitening is very useful for yellow teeth, are you aware that your teeth could also turn black? If this does happen, teeth whitening might not help. Luckily, there are other treatments you can try to address a black tooth.

You see, teeth typically turn black because of an injury. If you trip or are hit in the mouth, your tooth could potentially turn black—which is one reason you need to wear a mouth guard when you play any kind of contact sports. This is because your pulp, which is located in the center of your tooth, could become stained by blood. Unfortunately, your teeth may become darker for several weeks if this problem isn’t addressed.

If your tooth is black and does not revert back to its original color, you may need root canal therapy, which involves cleaning the pulp in your tooth. Still, please note that your little ones may not need the same procedure. In fact, if a child does injure their teeth, they may turn black. However, their baby teeth will often return to their natural color after a few days.

If you have any concerns about teeth whitening in Quincy, Massachusetts, please contact Coddington Dental by calling 617-729-4091, Our dentist, Dr. Jurgina Elezi, and our team will gladly answer any questions you might have. We’re eager to meet with you!