Will my son’s baby teeth return to their normal color after bumping them?

By February 8, 2010 December 1st, 2018 Pediatric Dentist

My 4-year-old son fell and injured his top front teeth. After the fall, I noticed his teeth began to change color. Will it help if I change his diet?

Tammy in Ontario

Dear Tammy,

Since he is four, these will be your son’s baby teeth. There really isn’t much you can do to get them to return to their normal color. I would get the teeth checked, though. The discoloration to your son’s two front teeth may be from the tissue inside dying, and that will need to be treated. They may also be perfectly healthy, and the darkening may be from a natural buildup of dentin inside the teeth, which is provoked by the injury.

Changing your son’s diet won’t be of any help either.

It will only be a matter of two to three years more years until your son’s front teeth naturally fall out, and then his adult teeth will begin to come in.

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