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Any dentists about? DS1's adult teeth are yellow!

(5 Posts)
sphil Wed 06-Aug-08 09:47:58

DS1 is 7 and has only lost two teeth so far (his two bottom teeth at the front). The adult ones are almost fully through. I noticed today blush that they are really quite yellow. Is it normal for adult teeth to be more yellow than baby teeth or is this something I should be concerned about? He has never had any dental problems and brushes his teeth twice a day. Recently I think we've become more lax about sugar between meals - could this be a cause?

He has just finished a course of antibiotics - could this have had an effect?

Mikafan Wed 06-Aug-08 09:51:03

I've heard that antibiotics can cause yellowing teeth. Not sure if there is anything you can do about it though. Hopefully a dentist or dental nurse will be along soon.

sphil Wed 06-Aug-08 11:38:28


Mikafan Wed 06-Aug-08 15:23:59

sphil, are you not able to ring your dentist and ask the question? Even if he can't speak to you straight away you could leave a message with the receptionist and she could ask for you then call you back with a response. I've done this with my dentist before and he was fine about it

sphil Wed 06-Aug-08 17:16:27

Possibly - I didn't think of that blush.

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