Posted by: Nicky | 2004/11/12


Teeth discolouration

Dear Doc

I don't drink, don't smoke, don't drink coffee or tea etc...yet as long as I can remember (I'm 30 now) my two front teeth get a very white discolouration when I sleep with my mouth open when I am ill. I also at times get a yellow stain which disappears when I no longer have a cold and sleep with my mouth open.

I am pregnant at this moment and have notices that the white and yellow discolouration on the front teeth seem to be permanent now. I've tried the various brands of teeth whitening toothpastes but nothing helps.

Could you maybe explain why this occurs and how to prevent/get rid of it.

Thanking You

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

There could be any number of reasons the white/yellow stains appear. One of the most common reasons would be plaque accumulation. There are also many many causes of intrinsic staining and it is almost impossible to tell whcih one affects you without having a look at it.

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