Permanent Teeth Growing in Crooked and Discolored? What to Do

Posted June 15, 2020 by in Health + Fitness
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Many people don’t smile because they don’t like their teeth. If your child has permanent teeth growing in crooked or teeth that are yellowing, this can cause major self-esteem issues.

There are things you can do for both things. Keep reading this article to learn what to do for tooth problems for kids.

Crooked Teeth

The only solution for crooked teeth used to be metal braces, but now there are a lot of options if teeth are crooked. If teeth are still growing in, there are some things you can do to make sure your kids aren’t making the problem worse.

Check to see if your kids suck their thumbs or thrust their tongue into their teeth. If they aren’t doing any of those things, their teeth could just be crooked because of extra teeth or gaps in their teeth.

The best course of action is to make regular visits to the dentist to make sure the teeth are coming in as straight as possible. As you notice bad habits, help them correct them as you can.

The only other thing you can do is watch how their teeth grow in. Sometimes even though teeth erupt through the gums in a weird way, they will straighten themselves out to look very nice. This is why some people opt not to get their kids braces when they are young.

Discolored Teeth

If you notice discoloration on your child’s permanent teeth, it can be disheartening. They might not be taking care of their teeth as they should and it could cause long term problems.

You might be worried about nothing since baby teeth look different than adult teeth. Baby teeth enamel is thinner than that of adult teeth, so the baby teeth look like they are whiter than the adult teeth even if they aren’t.

If your children’s teeth are exposed to acidic drinks, lots of sugary foods, and bad brushing habits, this could be the cause of these discoloration problems.

There are dentists that do teeth whitening for kids to make their smile look bright and beautiful. If you are worried your child is suffering from low self-esteem due to teeth that are less than brilliant, you might look into getting their teeth whitened by a professional.

Most dentists think age 14 is a good time to start whitening teeth if your child wants to get the treatment. If you do teeth whitening procedures before that age, their permanent teeth likely aren’t all in yet and it could not work out well. Make sure to ask their dentist for their recommendation.


Now you know more about how to fix permanent teeth growing in crooked or discolored. When your children have bright and beautiful teeth, they will be much happier and more confident.

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