Spots of brown discoloration on the teeth are very common.
People can often prevent or eliminate them by making certain lifestyle changes or seeking dental treatment.
These spots can vary in color from yellowish-brown to black-brown. The shape and size can vary. Some people may notice irregular, blotchy patches, while others have brown lines.
In this article, we look at what causes discolored spots to form on the teeth. We also describe ways to prevent and remove them.
Causes : The following factors can lead to brown spots on the teeth:
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Foods and drinks : Many dark-colored foods and drinks contain chemicals called chromogens. Like the tannic acid in red wine, these chemicals can stain tooth enamel.
Over time, these stains may become permanent, especially if a person has poor dental hygiene. Foods and drinks containing artificial colors and dyes can also cause significant staining of the teeth.
° By Jennifer Huizen