Whether a child or an adult, if a tooth starts to discolour or turn black it is time to visit the dentist as it could be due to dental decay.
Discolouring is a warning sign that should not be ignored as the problem will only worsen over time making treatment more difficult. Although dental decay is the major cause of blackened teeth there are other possible reasons:
– Damaged tooth enamel
– Pulp infection
Home remedies are not generally successful as “black teeth typically require professional treatment” and practising good dental hygiene is the best way of avoiding the problem. More information about causes of black teeth can be found at