Having discolored teeth can cause embarrassment in a child, especially through the awkward years. A clean, bright and ‘white’ smile can boost self-esteem, as well as encourage children to maintain better oral health.Believe it or not, normal and healthy tooth color ranges through an array of variations. Since normal enamel is translucent, the color is mainly determined by the dentin,
or the second layer of hard tissue beneath the enamel which ranges from orange-red to yellow-green. When this color is perceived by our eyes through the layer of enamel,
a healthy off-white natural tooth color is visible. Amount and quality of calcification of both these layers of teeth determine how bright and ‘white’ a smile looks.
Baby teeth are also normally whiter than permanent teeth, as well as being smaller. However, when a tooth varies from its normal coloration, there can be cause for concern and it is best to get the tooth (or teeth) checked by a pediatric dentist.In children,,,,