Why Are My Child’s Teeth Discolored?

Why Are My Child’s Teeth Discolored?

Here at Wells Family Dental, some parents express their concerns about their child’s discolored teeth. If you have noticed stains on your child’s teeth, especially when they are young, it is crucial to educate yourself on the causes of tooth discoloration in children. By doing so, you can help keep your child’s teeth beautiful and white.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

There are a few different reasons your child may be experiencing discolored teeth. Some of the most common ones we see in our office include:

Food and Drink

The foods your child eats may stain and discolor their teeth. That’s why, it’s important your child maintains a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet. Drinks such as coffee and soda can also contribute to stained teeth, making it a good idea for you to encourage your child to stick to water and other healthier beverages.

Medications and Injuries

If your child sustained an injury that impacted their mouth, their teeth may be discolored. A certain medication they take may also lead to discoloration. In fact, it is particularly common for children to experience tooth discoloration after taking antibiotics.

Preventing Discolored Teeth

The good news is that there are a variety of ways you can help your child prevent yellow teeth. If you visit our office with your child, a pediatric dentist will inform you of the cause of your child’s stained or discolored teeth and provide you with valuable tips on how they can be prevented. Improved oral hygiene habits and an altered diet are two examples of how discolored teeth can be prevented in children.

Schedule an Appointment with a Pediatric Dentist

If you are concerned about your child’s teeth discoloration, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Wells Family Dental today at 919.266.5332.

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