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Black Area on front tooth, from smoking or whitening?

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Posted by: pinkprincess  (8 years ago)
I recently noticed a dark area on my front tooth. I think it just showed up since i have been using the vivid white tooth paste but am not sure. I brush my teeth regularly but i smoke cigarettes and drink a TON of coffee. which is taking a toll on my teeth (hence the whitening). I have not been to the dentist lately and am worried its serious!!! i dont want my tooth to rot !! Am making an apt but in the mean time, please help. Any advice welcome.

Thank you!
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Posted by: dhodges123  (8 years ago)
Smoking or consuming hot coffee may cause several disease or dental problems, the block spot may be dental plaque, so its better to consult dentist.
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Posted by: Serendipity14  (8 years ago)
That black area may either be the start of a tooth decay, or a nicotine stain (since you mentioned that you smoke). Best to have it checked by your dentist as soon as possible; a post I read on the This is Dentistry site mentioned that stains or discolourations can worsen into decay, if left untreated for a long time. Good luck!