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Grayish-brown stuff between teeth

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Posted by: I_am_Curious  (8 years ago)

Hello,

I have crowded top teeth. I have a good oral hygiene. I brush and rinse twice a day and floss before going to bed. There are grayish brown spots between my crowded teeth. They are quite visible when I smile. Would my teeth be rotting or are these tartar build-up? They won’t go away no matter how I brush or floss around them. Does anyone have any ideas what could these be and what should I do to get rid of them? I would be very thankful for any advice.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (8 years ago)
Without a picture or an x-ray, this is going to be pretty hard to tell. But from what it sounds, it has most likely got to be just stains. Crowded teeth are usually notoriously difficult to clean and it's pretty vulnerable to producing stains. Your best and only option is getting an appointment to have your teeth cleaned (ultrasonic scaling) by a dentist or a dental hygienist. Ultrasonic scalers use high-speed vibration that will scrape the stains off and you will be out in 30 minutes sparkling. Additionally, have them cleaned every 6 months to maintain an optimal oral hygiene.

In any case, you need to see a dentist. Also, get an x-ray to rule out any possibility of tooth decay. Good luck!
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Posted by: ghnane  (8 years ago)
Hello. Although you maintain good oral hygiene staining may also result from diet such as frequent coffee, wine and tea consumption. If you are able to modify diet you can reduce staining of your teeth. Ultrasonic scaling to remove calculus, plaque and staining is your best first option.
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