What Are The Causes of Black Teeth and How Do I Prevent It?

Dental decay is one of the leading causes of black teeth in adults and children. When a tooth begins to turn black, a dentist should be consulted to discuss treatment plan.

Key takeaways:

– Tooth decay and cavities cause black teeth, sometimes appearing first as black spots.

– Black teeth can be caused by staining from foods such as coffee and red wine, as well as tobacco products.

– A good dental regime including twice daily brushing and regular dentist visits can help prevent the condition.

“A dentist is the best resource to determine if black teeth are caused by staining, tartar build-up, or decay. A person will need professional help to treat the black teeth, no matter what the cause.”

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