The Colour of Primary Teeth
Parents often inquire why their child’s newly erupted front teeth are stained and yellow?
Primary teeth have thinner enamel and when the light reflects off of the teeth they seem much brighter and whiter. Adult teeth have thicker enamel. Adult teeth can vary in shades of white picking up hints of blue, brown, and yellow.
When the adult teeth come into the child’s mouth and are sitting right next to the primary teeth it makes these new adult teeth look more yellow. This is nothing to be worried about. When all of the adult teeth come into the child’s mouth all of the teeth will be the same colour. If for some reason a tooth is noticeably discoloured the dentist will address this issue with the family during the patients check up exam.