Conditions with symptom: 'teeth discolouration'
I have a yellow discolouration on my tongue that I have had for months and it is concerning me. My doctor prescribed Daktarin gel which I tried but I constantly have a yellow discolouration on my tongue which doesnt look very nice. I am also worried that it may result in bad breath. What can be causing this? and how can I get rid of it? Id appreciate any advice. I brush my teeth twice daily and also use mouthwash and I also have been using a tongue brush for months. The coating does scrape off my tongue with my tongue brush but it re-appears. I cannot get rid of the coating from the very back of my tongue either because I cannot reach that far using the tongue brush. Many thanks.
Me too. My thick yellowish coating is only at the backof the tongue. I scrape it or brush it with a plastic scraper or toothbrush almost every day. Gps and an oral medicine practitioner have said there's probably nothing wrong but they've taken samples from my mouth an blood to check. I've had this condition for years and years and it really bugs me. I try to eat as many cleansing foods as poss- raw fruit and veg and am cutting back on sugar and dairy. It doesn't seem to smell- thank goodness! but looks horrible. I'm thinking of going to see a nutritionist next. Good luck with yours!
I'm 17 and I've always had really thin enamel/enamel hypoplasia. This has made my teeth really sensitive, but it also makes my teeth look really yellow, apparently due to the dentine under the enamel. About 2 years ago I was put on tetracycline to treat acne, and it's made my teeth even yellower. I've read that both enamel hypoplasia and antibiotics cause intrinsic discolouration, so whitening wouldn't work, and even so my teeth would still be sensitive. Because my teeth have both a cosmetic problem and the sensitivity, would this equate to a 'clinical need' for veneers? I've read everywhere that the NHS will only do veneers if it's for a clinical reason and not cosmetic, so would thin enamel and the sensitivity it causes be classed as a clinical need?
My 9 year old son gets orange discolouration between the gaps in his teeth. It brushes away but comes back, the dentist doesn't think it is anything to worry about but there must be a reason for it. Would be grateful for any help please.
I'm 15 and overweight and I have dark discolouration of skin on my armpits, around my neck and on my inner thighs. I've tried creams and oils that are said to even out your skin tone; they have helped to lighten the discolouration slightly. What could I use that would help even it out and possibly cure it?
I suffered from this for many years, I think it's called acanthosis nigracans. I used bio-oil on it but to no avail. However, last year I lost 10 stone (I was severely overweight) and the dark patches disappeared completely!
My teeth are in pretty poor shape after my childhood and my reluctance to clean my teeth. I'm living with the consequences now, but thankfully I am brushing my teeth twice a day currently. However, my top 2 teeth have began to rot at the top of the tooth where it meets the gum, and I have had numerous fillings. Is there anything I can do to make the appearance of my teeth better, make the teeth whiter and look more healthy. And also, disguise or fix the rotted area between my top two teeth and my gum.
The most suitable solution is to have 'composite' restorations placed which are white - this must be done by a dentist and is available on the NHS for anterior teeth. Keep on top of your brushing etc., stop smoking and avoid foods that stain teeth including wine/curry etc.
the rot at the top of your teeth is because you are not cleaning your teeth properly. i would advise a trip to the dentist to have the rot removed and filling placed, and thena trip to the hygienist for a very strict oral hygiene regime
Hello Dr Christian. On your show on Mon 26th Sept you mentioned whitening creams and laser procedures that can be used to help remove discolouration of the skin. I have large areas of discolouration on both my lower legs owing to a long history of varicose vein surgery. Are there any creams or procedures that could tackle this problem to make my legs less embarrassing to look at. I went on the internet following your programme about this and found allmanner of remedies with as many warnings about being careful about those that can be harmful and contain banned mercurious compunds. Also many seemed to mention the reduction ofthe melanin pigment. That is not my problem it is the presence of blood which seeps through the upper skin layers that gives the discolouration and I think you mentioned something about that. Please advise Jim Derbyshire
Hi I'm stevie and I'm coming 26, for the past 9 years my teeth are yellow and the enamel is off most my teeth, I used to drink a lot of fizzy drinks when I was in my teens. I always have to fillings done because I'm always breaking and chipping my teeth and I also smoke I know that doesn't help my teeth but I have tried to quit a few times in the past. But I have bad anxiety problems that I just can't socialise with people because I don't want people seeing my teeth, I can't remember when the last time I actually smiled. Because of my teeth I get badly depressed and there days that I don't eat beacuse I scared of breaking my teeth. I have no confidence or self esteemm, when I see people in street they have nice perfect teeth. I hate my teeth and I hate myself for what I have done to them. Can anybody help or give me advice?
I'm 34 and some of my teeth have crumbled. I only have 24 teeth left and at least 5 have crumbled. I brush my teeth twice per day. My dentist told me that it's due to smoking. I have friends who smoke more than I do but have perfect teeth. Why are my teeth doing this and how do I stop it?
im frightend to visit my dentist as i have fear of needles
I have been type 1 diabetic for 31 years,,I am 38 and have lost all my top teeth,I am now waiting for my bottom teeth to start falling out,my dentist says its due to my diabetes that my gums are shrinking and they cant do anything for me only teeth on a pallet,I also suffer from depression and this problem isn't helping that
hi i have a problem with my teeth i have a bridge that i have had in my top mouth for 16 yrs and which is starting to break and cannot afford private care and the bottom teeth there are only 6 of my own teeth as when i was pregant had very low calsuim and lost there rest of my teeth and its getting to hard to chew food unless its very soft pls help me as i need to have a smile and teeth in my mouth pls let me now if u can help me as i am manchester thank u
HI, My wife has a dark skin discolouration on her back, she says she once saw an episode of your show where a woman had the same problem but on her face. this discolouration is apparently common amongst ethnic groups but my wife failed to catch the remedy presented by your show. She did note that there was cream given to the patient on the show who displayed positive results after a few weeks of use. We would be so grateful if you could tell us what cream that was as we have tried a number of different creams which have all failed. Thank you.
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