Antibiotics May Cause Yellowed Teeth

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Tea, coffee, red wine and smoking are well-known causes of yellow or discoloured teeth but antibiotics could also be a contributing factor. This is particularly true in the case of children who may also have been exposed to antibiotics while still in the womb.

Those most affected are children:

– who were given antibiotics before the age of eight

– whose mother took antibiotics during pregnancy

– who have thinner tooth enamel due to genetics

Children who were given antibiotics in the early years “may have teeth that are naturally darker” and details regarding the intake of antibiotics should be made known to the child’s dentist. More information can be found at