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Posted by: Nic | 2011-09-12

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Childrens Teeth

I have a question about both my little girls'''' teeth. They are 7 and 10 yrs old, very healthy, active, eat anything and everything, etc. etc. They both brush daily (maybe not always in the evening), but for some reason and I think this has seemed to have appeared quite suddenly, their teetch just don''''t seem white anymore. They are more dull coloured ( NOT Yellow), just dull and well, not white. Dental check-ups are up to date and they were given a floride wash or something at last dentist visit this year. I dont understand, my teeth are white and I smoke and enjoy wine, but their''''s just seem to have dulled all of a sudden. Something in the water ? We live in a good suburb. Is this permanent ? Can it be reversed ? What could have caused it ? I am concerned as I dont see a way of reversing it.. Thank you for your time.

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teeth won't turn yellow suddenly unless it is an external stain- this can be removed by cleaning.
Internal staining can occur over a pronlonged period and are caused by a rabge of factors. Without seeing the patient it is impossible to say whether the stain is internal/external.
Discuss this with your dentist

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011-09-12

teeth won't turn yellow suddenly unless it is an external stain- this can be removed by cleaning.
Internal staining can occur over a pronlonged period and are caused by a rabge of factors. Without seeing the patient it is impossible to say whether the stain is internal/external.
Discuss this with your dentist

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