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Definition Abnormal tooth color is any color other than the white to yellowish-white of normal teeth. Alternative Names Discolored teeth; Tooth discoloration; Tooth pigmentation Considerations Many different things can cause tooth discoloration. The change in color may affect the entire tooth, or just appear as spots or lines in the tooth enamel. Your genes influence your tooth color. Other things that can affect tooth color include: Congenital diseases Environmental factors Infections Inherited diseases may affect the thickness of enamel or the calcium or protein content of the enamel, which can cause color changes. Metabolic diseases may cause changes in tooth color and shape. Drugs and medications either taken by the mother while pregnant or by the child during the time of tooth development can cause changes in both the color and hardness of the enamel. Common Causes Antibiotic tetracycline use before age 8 Eating or drinking items that temporarily stain the teeth, such as tea or coffee Genetic ...
Alternative Names Teeth - broken; Tooth- knocked out First Aid Save any tooth that has been knocked out for possible reimplantation. Bring it to your dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the less chance there is for successful reimplantation. Handle the tooth only by the crown (chewing edge). Use one of the following options to transport the tooth: Try to replace the tooth in the socket, to the level of adjacent teeth. Bite down gently on gauze or a wet tea bag to help keep it in place. The surrounding teeth can be used as anchors. Care must be taken not to swallow the tooth. If the tooth cannot be replaced in the socket, place it in a container and cover with a small amount of whole milk or saliva. The tooth can also be carried between lower lip and lower gum or under the tongue. A tooth-saving storage device (Save-a-Tooth, EMT Tooth Saver) may be available at your dentist's office. Such a kit contains a travel case and fluid solution. Consider buying one for your home first ai...
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