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TETRACYCLINES

What are tetracyclines?

Tetracyclines are antibiotics, which can stain children’s teeth and rarely change the shape of the teeth. Side effects on the teeth are shown only if the mother takes them during pregnancy or if the children with developing teeth are taking them up to 10 years. So use of tetracycline antibiotics is contra-indicated with them.

What is tetracycline discoloration?

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MEDICINES AND IMPACT ON ORAL HEALTH

Can medicines affect oral health?

Many medicines have adverse effects on the health of the oral cavity. These effects are usually short-lived and are reduced soon after you stop taking the medicine. Your dentist should know, what medicines you are taking, including those you buy without a prescription. Read more

ARE SWIMMING POOLS HARMFUL TO YOUR TEETH?

Can pool water stain your teeth?

The optimum pH of the pool water is between 7.2 to 7.6 (nautral pH). Substances can be dissolved in the acidic environment and they become solid again in alkaline environment. In the pool water calcium and other minerals rather strengthen enamel, than dissolve it. High pH of pool water in combination with antimicrobial substances can form hard yellow or brown coating mainly on front teeth. This often occurs in professional swimmers who train in the pool for several hours per week. Such coverings can be removed by a dentist. Their formation can be repeated, so regular dental visits are recommended. Read more