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Seeing a child grin at you is a great feeling—but how would you feel if you noticed your child’s teeth changing colors? Fortunately, there are a few things you could consider doing after you’ve diagnosed the root of the issue. But your child’s tooth discoloration can actually be caused by a number of issues. What are they?

If your children don’t care for their teeth as well as they could, their pearly whites could turn yellow or even black. Similarly, if your child has too much sugar in their diet, they may have to cope with a number of the same issues. You see, both of these issues could lead to tooth decay, which in turn, may lead to tooth discoloration.

Trauma is also a common cause of tooth discoloration. For instance, if your child falls and lands hard on a tooth, they could have a number of immediately visible consequences–including cracks, chips, and discoloration. If this happens to your child, we recommend contacting our team as soon as possible.

If your child’s enamel is damaged, which could be the result of tooth decay or a fall or hard impact, the color of their teeth could change. Similarly, if your child is exposed to too much fluoride, their teeth could yellow. Certain medical conditions and medications can also lead to tooth discoloration.

The causes of tooth discoloration vary. To counteract this issue, we recommend visiting our team as soon as you notice any discoloration by contacting us at 559-299-9211. Dr. Wendy Quiroz and the rest of our team at Wendy Quiroz, DDS will be happy to examine your little one’s mouth and offer you the advice you need.