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What kind of activity/illness? would cause your teeth to stain horrendously in a space of 6 weeks?

(17 Posts)
Fakebook Fri 13-Jun-14 16:58:23

I met someone and talked to them face to face after about 6 weeks and I noticed their teeth have discoloured to a dark dark brown colour.

They used to smoke and apparently gave up a year ago, but even with smoking your teeth don't discolour to dark brown in a few weeks do they?

marne2 Fri 13-Jun-14 17:03:12

Medication or treatment such as chemotherapy can discolour teeth, also illness or change in diet ( drinking too much alcohol or coffee ), I am guessing that the person has been poorly and/or had medication.

BuzzardBird Fri 13-Jun-14 17:03:25


QuintessentiallyQS Fri 13-Jun-14 17:05:03


Waggamamma Fri 13-Jun-14 17:07:08

Any kind of serious illness really, the body would take vitamins and nutrients away from hair, nails, teeth etc first to focus on fighting any infection/bug.

My sil has been extremely unwell recently with an infection and her teeth and nails have gone yellow/brown and her hair is falling out.

Imsuchamess Fri 13-Jun-14 17:24:33

My cousins teeth are like this from smoking heroin.

NoGravyNoPie Fri 13-Jun-14 17:26:43

Chemo does that. As do some mouthwashes.

Batmansbuttocks Fri 13-Jun-14 17:27:20

Maybe she was sucking maltesers (like you do) and hasn't brushed?

ChickenFajitasAndNachos Fri 13-Jun-14 17:32:40

Chicken Korma from my local curry house does that to your teeth.

hazeyjane Fri 13-Jun-14 17:41:47

certain antibiotics (not all) such as tetracycline.

chemo, some mouthwashes.

bonzo77 Fri 13-Jun-14 17:47:47

Iron supplements
Corsadyl mouthwash, used for gum disease
Poor brushing

LabMonkey Fri 13-Jun-14 17:52:09

There's a medicated mouthwash (can't remember the name) which I was recommended by a dentist years ago and one of the side effects is that your teeth stain badly from tea, coffee, red wine etc. Really freaked me out!

honeyandbutter Fri 13-Jun-14 17:56:36

Do they have an eating disorder? If you throw up regularly, the acid in bile does this to your teeth

NoGravyNoPie Fri 13-Jun-14 17:56:51

LabMonkey - was it chlorohexidine? Have probably spelled that incorrectly...

NickiFury Fri 13-Jun-14 17:57:53

I am afraid I always think use of certain illegal drugs as the users I have know have had horrendous teeth.

Mrsmorton Fri 13-Jun-14 18:08:46

Nothing takes nutrients from your teeth once they've erupted.

LabMonkey Sun 15-Jun-14 22:51:26

Yep Gravy, I think it was a brand named Corsodyl.

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