Causes for Dark & Stained Teeth

Date: 31/05/2018 / Author: Mr Hiếu

Not everyone is born with beautiful teeth as desired. Some people are uneven teeth, teeth are too big, or teeth are dark color leads to a poor charm.

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The cause of dark teeth can be due to genetic factors or objective factors such as chromosomal abnormalities.


Due to the sticky stains on the tooth surface

This occurs when the teeth have sprouted. Dark stains can be caused by food, water, tobacco or medications, mouthwashes. For example, tea, coffee, cigarettes, soft drinks, curries, food colors, betel nuts, chlorhexidine mouthwashes (usually prescribed by dentists for periodontal disease or bad breath). This is one of the causes of tooth darkening. 

These sticky spots often stick to the sunken grooves on the tooth surface. Sometimes they stick to the surface of the tooth and cover the entire tooth.

Dark teeth make patients uncomfortable in communication and life

These stains can come in a variety of colors such as dark yellow, light brown to dark brown, or even black. Darkness depends on many factors and causes, so the bleaching ability also depends on the cause.

2. Due to tetracycline infection

If a mother drinks tetracycline-containing drugs while she is pregnant or if she or he is taking them before 7-8 years of age, it can cause discoloration of the teeth. The degree of darkening depends on the time, the duration of the drug, the dosage and the drug. The teeth can become yellow, brown or grayish.

Tetracycline is an antibiotic. Today there are Doxycycline, Minocycline ... are antibiotics in the same group with Tetracycline.

This change in color can occur on the entire tooth or in a specific area, causing the tooth to have different bands of color. In severe cases, the teeth may be missing, defective, loss of normal shape.

3. Fluoride Tooth

Fluorine is a chemical that can be found naturally (eg in well water), since it is resistant to tooth decay and is often added to tap water, milk, toothpaste.

If pregnant women or children swallow too much fluoride from the above sources (especially children or adult toothpaste), the teeth will be brown or opaque. Severe cases can cause structural defects.


The results and methods may vary depending on the individual's condition

4. The tooth is dead

Tooth decay can result from tooth decay, trauma or some other illness. Dark teeth due to bleeding inside the teeth.

5. Due to age

The older the tooth, the more worn or more cracks, so it is more susceptible to color. In addition to the inside of the tooth there is the addition of secondary dentin layer makes the teeth dark.

To Nhan Tam Dentistry to treat dark teeth in the most radical way. At present, there are many ways to treat dark teeth, but whitening is the most chosen method.

For dark teeth, patients can completely use the method of bleaching teeth, to overcome, find the teeth white bright. However, in the case of very heavy colored teeth or accompanied by defects in the enamel, then choosing a dental restorations made of non-metallic porcelain (porcelain teeth) is an effective treatment. . This porcelain facade gives you a bright, smooth and beautiful white teeth, especially maintaining brightness for long periods of time, not as a temporary whitening solution.


The results and methods may vary depending on the individual's condition

The advantage of porcelain teeth is the color of the teeth and the shape of the teeth naturally, improving teeth color and do not change over time, do not cause allergies to the gums. In particular, all teeth porcelain will not cause black and aesthetic loss in the long term. With modern CAD / CAM technology, along with professional doctors, porcelain restorations at Nhan Tam dentistry are always done quickly, accurately and aesthetically.

Customer satisfaction is the target of Nhan Tam dentistry, which is also the reason that Nhan Tam dentistry has gained trust in customers.


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