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Yellow Teeth

Primary vs. Permanent

By Brianne Jones, RDH

Yellow Teeth?!

Have you noticed your child's permanent teeth appear more yellow than their primary teeth? This is actually normal! Permanent teeth are naturally more yellow than "baby" teeth. This can seem a little alarming especially when the permanent teeth first erupt next to a whiter primary tooth.The enamel on baby teeth is thinner than the enamel on permanent teeth and as a result, the baby teeth usually look a lot whiter than the permanent teeth. Don't worry, this will become less noticeable once more of their "adult" teeth start coming in!