Tetracycline Stains

Treating Teeth Tetracycline Stains Patients with tetracycline stains are often unable to receive standard teeth-whitening treatments. Treating this difficult form of staining often requires specific methods of whitening treatment or the use of porcelain veneers. One of the most frustrating aspects of this condition is the fact that the use of standard whitening methods may result in a discoloration that is worse than the original condition. Due to the depth of the discoloration, removal of the outer layers of the tooth will only make the stains darker. What Causes Tetracycline Stains Tetracycline is a powerful broad-spectrum antibiotic that is used against a large number of bacterial infections. When taken while teeth are still developing, tetracycline may cause significant yellow, gray or brown staining. This staining may even occur … [Read more...]