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Have you recently noticed your child’s tooth is turning a different color, maybe brown, gray, or another type of discoloration? Then you likely have many questions regarding why this happened, and how you can effectively solve this issue and get your child’s dental health back on track!
This short blog post from First Smiles Children's Dentistry can provide you with all the information you need to address your child’s tooth turning dark!
There can be many factors that affect your child’s tooth color:
Determining which factor led to the child’s tooth turning gray is essential to getting them the appropriate treatment. For instance, if your child’s tooth color changes because of something they ate or drank, it is most likely a temporary issue that should go away once the child brushes their teeth.
For other possible explanations, it’s important to take your child to a pediatric dentist right away.
Some telling signs that your child’s tooth discoloration is caused by a dental issue is the presence of additional symptoms such as:
If your child also presents with these symptoms, you should take them to a dentist right away. The sooner they get the right treatment the better!
Children can hurt themselves while playing, but the effects are not always immediately visible. For example, if your child falls and hurts their tooth, the discoloration can present even a few days after, which increases the odds of parents missing this connection.
Even if you inspect the tooth and it looks fine, you should still bring your child in for a consultation, so that the dentist can have a look and determine the full extent of the damage, or lack thereof. When it comes to everybody/s dental health, prevention is always key, so bring your child to routine dentist appointments on the regular, even if nothing is bothering them. This is the key to their long-term dental health!
If you’ve noticed your child’s tooth is turning dark, the First Smiles Children's Dentistry team is here to help. Our services will make sure your child’s smile is perfectly happy and healthy!
To get started, please book a consultation with Dr. Corey Acree online, or call our office directly at (209) 343-3500 to find out more about our services and how we can support your child’s oral health.