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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Seu | 2006/04/13

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Daughter 2 years old, and teeth stained brown

My daughter is 2 years old, recent completed a course of antibiotics but i notice that her teeth are stained brown. Is this caused by the antibiotics and does this mean that it will eventually rot and have to be extracted? Is there anyting that a dentist could perhaps do?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is unlikely to be due to an antibiotic. Is she on an iron tonic? In any case you need to clean her teeth twice day with a good toothbrush and toothpaste.

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Posted by: Kippie | 2006/04/13

My son is using chela-fer, an iron supplement which is known to stain teeth. It is very slight though, but I have noticed a change.
I have phoned my dentist and he said if it does not come off with regular brushing to bring him for a polish every 3 months or so which will take it off.
Because my son has an iron deficiency, he drinks honeybush tea instead of rooibos and I have found that the honeybush does not stain his bottles as rooibos does, so it should be softer on the teeth as well??
Phone your dentist and see what they recommend. My son is also almost 2 and is on constant antibiotics too.

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Posted by: Seu | 2006/04/13

she does drink tea occasionally. But do you think it will disappear

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Posted by: sambinoct | 2006/04/13

Don't think it would be antibiotics. Does she drink tea? Tea even rooibos tea has lots of tanin in that stains the teeth badly.

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