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Why Is My Tooth Turning Black


Posted on 3/22/2021 by Joshua M. Ignatowicz DMD & Associates
Why Is My Tooth Turning BlackA common dental concern among many people is 'black teeth,' which not only impacts their confidence levels but it's also a sign of serious oral health problems. In many cases, a black tooth can even be an indication of an underlying dental disease, which is why one shouldn't ignore it and address it immediately.

If your tooth is turning black, you can consult Joshua M. Ignatowicz DMD & Associates for treatment and recommendations from dental experts as to what is the best course of action.

However, before that, learn all about the cause of a black tooth and the reasons why teeth turn black.
To begin with, there are two categories of the causes, which includes:

•  extrinsic
•  intrinsic

These further expand into different types of causes that include the following.

Poor Oral Hygiene


Needless to say, poor oral hygiene is one of the most common causes of most dental issues. If you consume a lot of strongly-colored foods and don't thoroughly clean or brush your teeth right after, the bacteria in your mouth react with the ingredients in those foods. As a result of this, the bacteria produce acids that end up eating away your tooth, eventually leading to tooth decay.

Stain Causing Foods


If you are an avid tea, coffee, or red wine drinker, you should know that these beverages can seriously stain your teeth, which further leads to the appearance of a black tooth.

Tartar Buildup


When plaque forms on the teeth, it turns into tartar that accumulates below the gum line. There are many forms of tartar, some of which are black that can make your teeth look black.

If you have a black tooth, consult Joshua M. Ignatowicz DMD & Associates where Joshua M. Ignatowicz, DMD, DICOI and Dr. Gustavo Hernandez, DMD will help suggest you the right treatment measures.

It is important to take immediate measures in order to prevent a black tooth from worsening and causing further dental issues.
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