You may have heard that there are certain antibiotics that may lead to discoloration and a need for cosmetic care. Perhaps you have recently visited a dermatologist for acne treatment and staining of your oral tissues is a side effect for the oral antibiotic you’re taking. Maybe you know someone who switched from using something like minocycline or tetracycline because of this issue. Fortunately, we can explain the details, so you feel more informed regarding what may happen and what you can do about it (if staining occurs before you have the chance to prevent it).
You May Develop Blue Teeth And Gums
Unfortunately, a frequent side effects of certain antibiotics, such as minocycline and tetracycline, are blue gum tissue and blue dental tissue. As a result, it’s a good idea to frequently take a look at your smile in the mirror when you brush and floss. If you notice any type of change, report it to your prescribing doctor or pharmacist immediately for further instruction.
When Staining May Occur
It might not occur at all. Some individuals take antibiotics without any changes to the appearance of their smiles. However, if you are someone who experiences staining, it may happen very soon after you begin taking the medication or it may not begin for a year or longer. Fortunately, if the discoloration is long-lasting, we may provide you with cosmetic care to erase or camouflage the issue.
Dealing With The Damage
What to do about your smile if you have blue teeth? While your doctor should switch you to a pill that does not result in such side effects, you may wish to address damage that has already occurred. Fortunately, we offer comprehensive cosmetic care solutions, so whether you require teeth whitening, bonding, or veneers, we’ve got you covered.
Address Staining With Cosmetic Care
Talk with us regarding our cosmetic care options, so you can recover the white smile you’re missing. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.