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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?

Tooth decay could actually be a cause of tooth discoloration. You see, if your child is exposed to too many sugary beverages or snacks, they could suffer from tooth decay. Similarly, your child could suffer from tooth decay if their oral hygiene is lacking in some way. If this issue isn’t addressed by a dental professional, your child’s teeth could turn yellow or even black.

Unfortunately, you may not always be able to help your little one avoid tooth decay. Of course, you can influence your child’s diet and help your little one practice better oral hygiene—but did you know that falling could also cause tooth discoloration? Please remember to visit our team immediately if your little one experiences this type of issue because of trauma.

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 504-367-0355. Dr. Barton Barré and the rest of our team at Barré Dental Care will be happy to examine your little one’s mouth and offer you the advice you need.