Teeth discolor for a variety of reasons. In adults, the discoloration can be linked to smoking, coffee, tea, bright sauces, and normal aging. In children, yellow teeth can mean plaque or tartar buildup or thin or defective enamel. If your child has thin enamel it can mean a more yellowish tone to teeth.
If your child is old enough to brush on his or her own, you might supervise brushing and flossing for a while if you notice yellowing teeth. If your child is younger and you’re still brushing the teeth, ask your child’s dentist in Medina for a few pointers to help make the brushing session more effective. Your dentist may also suggest a fluoride treatment or dental sealant to help protect your child’s teeth.
And remember, it’s important that your child visit the dentist in Medina twice yearly for dental exams and teeth cleanings—the latter when age-appropriate.
With a good partnership between yourself and your child’s dentist, you can help your child realize a lifetime of healthy teeth.
If you notice yellowing teeth or other dental health issues in your child, contact our dental office to schedule an exam. Also, get in touch if you have any questions about brushing and flossing your child’s teeth.