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My Son's Teeth Are Yellow and He Brushes Very Well!!!

My son has his 4 bottom teeth that grew in this last year, he's 7-1/2. Ever since these teeth started becoming visable they were yellow!! He brushed his teeth twice a day and brushes very well. We do not eat a lot of sugar and he drinks mostly water. The dentist said it's because he's not brushing well, but he is...I supervise! I dont' know if whitening tooth paste is good for children that age and he doesn't like hot toothpaste. Does anyone else have a child with this same problem? What toothpaste do you use? how did they become so yellow?

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I have a friend whose teeth are yellow and she said it was from taking too much floride. I don't remember if it was her mom took it while she was pregnant, or if she had taken supplements as a child.

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Hi my name is C.... I love in Gooding ID. anywhoo... My second child has ran into the same problem. I took him to a dentist in Cali, (where we were living at the time) and she told me that the color of ones teeth isnt only due to foods and such but also part of genetics. so just as the colors of his eyes cant change cuz of genitics same with his teeth. just make sure that he always stays on top of his brushings so that it doesnt get any worse.

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It would be good to insist to your dentist what you are telling us. If the dentist had no other thinking or ideas about what it could be, maybe a new dentist or atleast a second opinion would be a good idea.

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Do you live in Colorado? I wish I could remember the name of the town, but there was a place there that had a lot of natural fluoride in the water, and it had a yellow/browning effect on people's teeth. Fluoride is important for tooth strength, but too much can discolor the teeth. If you have a lot in your water, you shouldn't be supplimenting. Do you give him fluoride pills? We do here because the water isn't supplimented. Talk to your doctor about this.

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I was thinking possibly the flouride thing also. A lot of communities add it to the drinking water.

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Hi, K.. My oldest two kids (10 and 13) also have yellow teeth despite good oral hygiene, no medications, etc. that might turn their teeth yellow. It's just the color their teeth are. Bummer. So, I asked my dentist about teeth bleaching ... it is not commonly done for kids, but he said he was willing to do a one (or two) bleaching application for us. Wow! Their teeth look so much better. I have also purchased an OTC whitening product. It did not make a difference on their teeth prior to professional bleaching, but it works great now.
So, teeth bleaching of kids might seem vain and shallow to some moms. But, how much money do we spend on orthodontics to have a beautiful smile? For me, bleaching is cosmetic, as is orthodontics. If whiter teeth are important to you, this might be a good option when he's a little older.

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I have a friend whose teeth are yellow and she said it was from taking too much floride. I don't remember if it was her mom took it while she was pregnant, or if she had taken supplements as a child.

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Another possibility -- antibiotics turn teeth yellow. My father was given lots of antibiotics when he was younger and his teeth yellowed.

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Hi K.!

I work with a wellness company that has whitening toothpaste and it has seemed to help with the yellow on my teeth and the taste is very mild! Even my kids like it! It is made with only natural products with no sugar that some toothpastes have. And they even have kids toothpaste. Every time I use it I feel like I have been to the dentist! It is my favorite! It might at least be worth a try. If you're interested go to www.MyKiddosCome1st.com or call me at ###-###-####.

J.
www.MyKiddosCome1st.com

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