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You probably understand that your teeth could turn yellow if you don’t take care of them properly. Conversely, did you know that your pearly whites might also turn black, especially if you have some kind of injury? Still, while you may be aware that teeth whitening can help with yellow teeth, do you know what you should try if one of your teeth turns black?

Unfortunately, your tooth could turn black if the center of your tooth has sustained an injury. This usually happens when blood leaks into the center of the injured tooth. Unfortunately, a black tooth could last for a few months if left untreated. Still, our team can help you deal with this problem. One thing our dental team can do is clean and sterilize your traumatized tooth with root canal therapy, which should reverse your discoloration.

Intrinsic staining could also be the result of overexposure to fluoride at a young age. Similarly, if your child needs antibiotics before they’ve turned eight, or if a pregnant mother needed antibiotics while she was carrying a baby, intrinsic staining might occur. However, if your child injures their tooth and it turns black, they might not need to have root canal therapy. In fact, your kid’s tooth will usually return to its original color after a few days.

If you would like to learn more about improving the color of your pearly whites in Ocoee, Florida, please feel free to give Classic Smiles a call at 407-293-3002. Our dentist, Dr. Susanne Baaqee, and our team will be happy to address any concerns you may have and to inspect your pearly whites for signs of trouble. We look forward to hearing from you.