Is your child’s teeth yellow in colour?

Dr Gunjan Kedia
1 to 3 years

Created by Dr. Gunjan Kedia
Updated on Jun 23, 2022

Reviewed by Expert panel

Sometimes when all permanent teeth have erupted, we feel that milk teeth are whiter in colour. Milk teeth are usually whiter. 

However, there are around 7-8 shades of teeth. And this may vary from person to person. However if the shade is too yellow in colour, you can see a dentist. 

Before going to reasons, let us understand what teeth discolouration is:

Tooth Discolouration happens when the natural white colour of your kid’s teeth changes. Discolouration can be of two types- external discolouration and internal discolouration. External Discolouration could be due to medication, food items etc, internal could be because of some medical condition.

Some of the reasons of why teeth are yellow in colour as follows:

  1. Improper Oral Hygiene - If brushing and flossing does not happen properly, it may lead to the formation of plague 

  2. Fluorosis - Excess amounts of fluoride 

  3. Illnesses 

  4. Injury

Maintaining good oral hygiene involves:

  • Regular Brushing - Brush at least twice a day. Also make sure you brush properly.

  • Flossing removes all the small food particles from the teeth that get stuck between teeth.

  • Minimize the intake of soda and sugar, especially at night. The main cause of cavities is sugary food. 

  • Regular Dental-check-ups - See your dentist regularly.

  • Consume Food that is good for Oral Health, such as milk and milk products, vegetable and fluoride rich food items. 

Watch this as Orthodontist Dr. Gunjan Kedia talks of how to maintain Dental Hygiene and what to do if your child’s teeth are yellow in colour.

You may also like to watch this video with Orthodontist Dr. Gunjan Kedia to know about Orthodontics & all about your Child's Teeth


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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