Black teeth don’t usually appear overnight, which is why you should pay attention to the following symptoms and see a dentist when a tooth or teeth start to turn dark. The cause may be tooth decay, infection, or a dead nerve.

Key takeaways:

– Gray or brown spots on the enamel are one of the first symptoms.

– Another tell-tale symptom is the appearance of little dots near the gumline.

– Dark stains on the inside of the front teeth can also signal the start of black teeth.

Because some symptoms are hard to spot on your own, it’s important to keep regular appointments with your dentist.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.