Tooth Discoloration: Aetiology, Features, Management

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tooth Discoloration: Aetiology, Features, Management

Aetiology

Beverages/food.
Poor oral hygiene (chrornogenic bacteria): green/orange stain.
Drugs: iron supplements – black; minocycline – black; chlorhexidine – brown/black; rifabutin – red.

Clinical features

Poor oral hygiene: gingivally.
Beverages/food: affects all surfaces but mainly gingivally .
Drugs: affects all surfaces but mainly gingivally.

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Management

Reassurance.
If due to beverages/food/drugs, it can be removed by prophylaxis.
Poor oral hygiene requires tooth brush
instruction with the use of disclosing tablets/solution

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