Chino CA Family Dentist discuss causes of Black Spots on teeth

Many people are concerned by the black spots in their teeth. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to fix this problem. The brown stains can be caused by various reasons.

 

Decay

One of the common signs of tooth decay is brown spots that develop as a result of consuming excess amounts of starchy and sugary food. When you consume beverages that have high sugar amounts, these can cause plaque that will stick on the surface of the tooth and cause damage to it with time. Where the plaque is not removed with regular brushing, this can cause destruction on the enamel causing it to become brown. The black spots can come from the dentin that is underneath and is made of a shade that is naturally darker when it gets exposed by the worn enamel.

 

Tartar

When there is buildup of plaque on your teeth, this can harden to create a substance that is referred to as tartar. This is usually noted between the gum and the teeth and is not removed with regular brushing.

 

Fluorosis

This is a condition that is as a result of excessive intake of fluoride and at times, there will be black or brown pits appearing on teeth. When there is a lot of fluoride particularly on teeth forming in your gum, this can cause the discoloration of the tooth enamel. While your teeth may look as if they are damaged the condition is only cosmetic. Unless the teeth become decayed as a result of the other cause, they will appear perfectly healthy.

 

Celiac disease

People with celiac disease have tooth enamel that is poorly developed. There may be appearance of yellow, white, or brown spots and the enamel may appear translucent. Since these effects are usually permanent, many people who are suffering from the condition choose restorations to help cover for this condition.

 

Other medical conditions

Dental traumas and high fevers can cause black spots on teeth, but only in very rare cases.

 

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