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Stained Teeth



My 22 year old month son had beautiful teeth up until a few weeks ago where I noticed his four upper front teeth are browning and looked stained. The rest of his teeth are white and non-stained. He`s adopted from Vietnam and I have no idea of his biological mother`s pre-natal care. We are in good habit of brushing twice daily. Any advice of what can be causing this since it seemed to happen so quickly?


The most common cause of discoloration of upper front teeth in babies is dental decay. It can occur relatively rapidly when a child is put to bed at night with a bottle of milk or juice. Your child should be examined by a pediatric dentist for an accurate diagnosis.

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Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University