Ogden Dentist Video #29:
Why do Teeth change Color?
In this video, Jim Ellis, DDS (a dentist in Ogden, Utah) discusses different things can cause tooth discoloration.
Teeth start to change color for a whole myriad of reasons. If you happen to be older and all your teeth are changing color, well then that’s simply a product of age and other things you are ingesting food-wise. Any dark liquids, sodas, coffees, teas, cigarette smoking, even things like blueberries and cranberries, anything with a dark color content to it can change your teeth. If all your teeth are changing color then I’m pretty sure that that’s the problem and you simply need to look into getting your teeth bleached. There are many different ways to do that.
If you’re noticing that a single tooth is changing color that’s a very different problem. Teeth are alive; teeth have a blood supply and a nerve supply. If you start to notice that one of your teeth is changing color, it’s a pretty good bet that the nerve or blood supply has been cut off or damaged in some way and the tooth is actually dying. A tooth can actually die and lose its innervations and connection to the brain through nerve channels. So you need to get into the dentist right away and see what it is.
Now these teeth that change color, it might not even hurt. There might not even be anything else besides just the color variation that you see. But guaranteed if they’re changing color, there is something going on and you need to get into your dentist right away and see why it is that your tooth happens to be changing color.
Hopefully, this video has answered your question. If you have any other questions, we have a whole library of videos. If there is something that you have that hasn’t been answered, you can feel free to give me a call at (801) 783-3490. Thank you so much and have a good day.
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