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You probably know that your teeth could turn yellow if you don’t care for them well. However, did you know that your teeth could also turn black, especially if you suffer some kind of trauma? Similarly, while you probably know that teeth whitening can benefit yellow teeth, do you know what you could do if one of your teeth is black?

You see, your tooth could turn black if the inside of your tooth is injured because blood can leak into the center of your teeth. Sadly, this darkening could even last for a few months if not addressed. Luckily, our team can help you prevent this issue. One thing our team can do is clean your teeth with root canal therapy, which can reverse your discoloration.

Intrinsic staining can also be caused by overexposure to fluoride at a young age. If your child needs antibiotics before they’re 8, or if a mother took antibiotics while she was pregnant, intrinsic staining can occur. However, if your child suffers trauma and their tooth turns black, they may not need root canal therapy. In fact, your child’s tooth will probably return to its natural color after a few days.

If you’d like to learn more about improving the color of your teeth in Houston, Texas, we invite you to give Tommy J. Baugh, DDS a call at 281-484-1006. Our dentist, Dr. Tommy Baugh, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and to examine your teeth for signs of trouble. We look forward to meeting with you soon.