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Causes of Brown Spot on Teeth

Posted on 1/11/2021 by McDonald Office
Causes of Brown Spot on TeethBrown spots on your teeth may ruin the aesthetics of your smile and indicate less-than-perfect oral hygiene. Brown spots can also be caused by certain medical conditions, among other things.

However, you need not worry. Dr. Edwin McDonald and Dr. Shawn Luck at McDonald & Luck DDS can treat your stains. We may offer dental solutions based on what cause your stains.


Brown spots on your teeth may be a sign of tooth decay. Regularly snacking on sugary food and beverages can create plaque which can eat away at the enamel and turn it brown. Brown spots may also be because of the darker dentin showing through the worn enamel.


When plaque is not removed through good brushing and flossing, it can harden and turn into tartar and calculus, which often are brown. You may see tartar accumulating against your gum line.

This cannot be removed efficiently at home and you will need to visit us to get your teeth clean.


Fluorosis is caused by excess intake of fluoride, often in children who are less than two years old age. Symptoms of fluorosis may range from chalky white streaks on the teeth to brown spots accompanied by rough and pitted enamel.

Whiter signs may indicate mild fluorosis through brown stains indicate severe fluorosis. These teeth do not respond to tooth whitening treatment and can be covered by bonding or veneers.

Celiac Disease

People who suffer from Celiac disease often have poorly developed enamel. Hence the enamel may seem translucent and the teeth may have yellow, white, and brown striation on them. Since this discoloration is permanent, many people opt for cosmetic restoration to hide the stains in their teeth.

If you have brown stains on your teeth, you should visit us for a dental checkup. We can find the cause for the stains, whether it is tooth decay or another underlying condition, and help you get the right treatment to restore your smile.

To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (469) 649-0699 today.

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