Why Teeth Can Turn Black
Can you imagine having black teeth? We know it’s not a sight your eyes want to see! They can also mean that you have a serious dental condition that warrants immediate treatment.
Black teeth can be due to two causes– extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic causes of the teeth turning black can be due to the outside factors affecting the teeth. You might have damaged enamel, tooth discoloration or tartar buildup. It could also be due to food, drinks, medications, tobacco use, toothpaste, rinses and crown fillings made of silver sulfide. On the other hand, Intrinsic causes of the teeth turning black is due to internal problems of the teeth. Cavities, decay, infected pulp and dead tooth. Whatever the cause of black teeth, it is best to consult your dentist to treat the problem as soon as possible.
Home remedies can’t help treat black teeth. Black teeth problems always require a dental professional. A dentist can examine and assess your teeth thoroughly. He/she will determine the underlying cause of your black teeth and decide what treatment is the best to treat your condition.
If black tartar is the underlying cause, your dentist will remove the tartar by using specialized tools. An ultrasonic instrument is usually used to break up the tartar so it will be easier to scrape it off. If your black teeth are caused by decay, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth or sometimes the entire tooth is removed.
Having clear and white teeth can make you smile brighter and look better! To learn more about treating black teeth problems, consult with our dental team at The Dental Room in Calgary, Alberta. We will gladly assist you with your concerns!