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What Causes Translucent Teeth and How to Fix It

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Brandon Cooley
What Causes Translucent Teeth and How to Fix ItIf you look at your teeth closely, you might be able to notice that the edges or certain sections of your teeth look translucent or even transparent.

This is a common concerning factor among many people, especially when they notice it for the first time. Translucent teeth can occur even if you follow the best dental health practices; however, it's essential to know what causes translucent teeth and how you can fix it.

The main reason behind translucent teeth is the loss of color and wearing away of the enamel, the hard outer layer of your teeth. Without enamel, your teeth can adopt a dull, translucent appearance.

What Causes the Enamel to Breakdown?

The dental enamel can wear off and breakdown due to several reasons such as:

•  Celiac disease
•  enamel hypoplasia
•  acid erosion

How to Prevent Translucent Teeth?

If you have translucent teeth due to conditions like like Enamel Hypoplasia and Celiac disease, the treatment is next to impossible.
However, if it is due to acid erosion, you can manage its effects and prevent the issue from worsening. For starters, stop consuming highly acidic beverages and foods that include coffee, soda, and citrus fruits. Even if you do end up consuming something acidic, make sure to rinse your mouth properly and brush your teeth afterward.

It is best to pay a visit to your dentist regularly to prevent any kind of dental issue from occurring.

Possible Treatments for Translucent Teeth?

There are several cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve the appearance of your translucent teeth and fix them. These include:

•  bonding
•  dental crowns
•  enamel micro-abrasion
•  Enamel remineralization
•  composite or porcelain veneers

If you have translucent teeth and wish to get them treated, reach out to (425) 998-6998 where Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley will look into the issue and suggest appropriate treatment methods.

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Bellevue, WA 98006-1262

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