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What would you do if you noticed your child’s teeth change color? If this happens, there are a number of things you may need to consider doing. However, before you do anything, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team. You see, there are several potential reasons that your child could be coping with these issues. Here are some.

Tooth decay could actually be a cause of tooth discoloration. You see, if your child is exposed to too many sugary beverages or snacks, they could suffer from tooth decay. Similarly, your child could suffer from tooth decay if their oral hygiene is lacking in some way. If this issue isn’t addressed by a dental professional, your child’s teeth could turn yellow or even black.

Trauma is also a common cause of tooth discoloration. For instance, if your child falls and lands hard on a tooth, they could have a number of immediately visible consequences–including cracks, chips, and discoloration. If this happens to your child, we recommend contacting our team as soon as possible.

If your child’s enamel is damaged, which could be the result of tooth decay or a fall or hard impact, the color of their teeth could change. Similarly, if your child is exposed to too much fluoride, their teeth could yellow. Certain medical conditions and medications can also lead to tooth discoloration.

The causes of tooth discoloration vary. To counteract this issue, we recommend visiting our team as soon as you notice any discoloration by contacting us at 281-826-0025. Dr. Kenneth Kirk and the rest of our team at Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates will be happy to examine your little one’s mouth and offer you the advice you need.