A number of conditions can cause discoloration of permanent teeth. For example, trauma to a baby tooth, an infection around a baby tooth, and high fevers or prolonged chronic illnesses during childhood can cause discolorations. Fluoride can also cause some white or brown discolorations of teeth when a child receives a high dose over a period of time.
The appearance of teeth can be greatly improved by a variety of treatments in esthetic dentistry. Your pediatric dentist can tell you about dental techniques that enhance your child’s smile and self-confidence.