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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Brown Stains on Toddler`s Teeth

12/30/2009

Question:

why my baby has brown stains on his front upper teeth since he was one year old.In fact the whole teeth are totally brown.My other baby 15months too seem to be starting to develop them.older one took iron supplements for few days but not the younger one. could it be some deficiency.older one had taken only paracetamol syrup once or twice before the stains no antibiotics.

Answer:

If these stains developed after your baby's teeth came in they are "extrinsic" or on the outside of the teeth. If so, they can be removed by your dentist. Have your child see a pediatric dentist who can diagnose the problem and clean the child's teeth.

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Response by:

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