Teeth discoloration is mainly a cosmetic problem that occurs when the enamel (the hard, outer surface of the tooth) or the dentin (the layer below the enamel) become discolored or stained.
Discoloration may be caused by:
causing staining of the outer layer of the tooth and include smoking, beverages such as coffee, wine, cola or foods such as apples or potatoes.
Cause the inner structure of the teeth (the dentin) to darken or get a yellowish tint and may be caused by:
It is due to dentin turning yellow naturally with ageing and the stained dentin makes the teeth look discolored.
Dentinogenesis imperfecta and amelogenesis imperfecta are rare genetic conditions where children are born with discolored dentin or enamel.
Loss of vitality secondary to trauma or dental infection results in greyish discoloration.
Choice of treatment usually depends upon the cause of tooth discoloration.
Treatments options range from and are not limited to:
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