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Seeing a child grin at you is a great feeling—but how would you feel if you noticed your child’s teeth changing colors? Fortunately, there are a few things you could consider doing after you’ve diagnosed the root of the issue. But your child’s tooth discoloration can actually be caused by a number of issues. What are they?

For example, consuming too many sugary snacks could actually result in tooth discoloration. You see, sugary snacks and drinks can ultimately lead to tooth decay, which can contribute to tooth discoloration. Your child can also be vulnerable to tooth decay if they don’t brush their teeth as well as they could.

Trauma is also a common cause of tooth discoloration. For instance, if your child falls and lands hard on a tooth, they could have a number of immediately visible consequences–including cracks, chips, and discoloration. If this happens to your child, we recommend contacting our team as soon as possible.

If your child’s enamel is damaged, which could be the result of tooth decay or a fall or hard impact, the color of their teeth could change. Similarly, if your child is exposed to too much fluoride, their teeth could yellow. Certain medical conditions and medications can also lead to tooth discoloration.

The causes of tooth discoloration vary. To counteract this issue, we recommend visiting our team as soon as you notice any discoloration by contacting us at 209.669.6500. Dr. Param Gill and the rest of our team at Monte Vista Dental will be happy to examine your little one’s mouth and offer you the advice you need.