Why Are My Child’s Adult Teeth Coming in Yellow?

Why Are My Child’s Adult Teeth Coming in Yellow?
Posted on 09/20/2021

Around the age of seven is when children need to start seeing an orthodontist. This is around the time your child will lose their baby teeth and permanent adult teeth start to grow in. You might also notice that your child’s new adult teeth are coming in yellow. This might be alarming, but depending on the reason, it might be harmless and can be easily fixed with some lifestyle changes. Caldwell & Steinbring - Dentistry For Children in Sugar Land, TX is here for all of your pediatric dentistry needs and can help guide you and your child along the way to a beautiful healthy smile and teeth.

Foods and Drinks

Foods and drinks like berries, tomatoes, sauces, sports drinks, and tea can stain your teeth. Parents should keep this in mind when feeding their children certain foods that can easily stain teeth and limit these certain foods.

Poor Dental Hygiene

Children are prone to poor dental hygiene because they do not understand the effects of it. When children do not take care of their dental hygiene, this can build up bacteria and plaque. It is important for parents to instill in their children the importance of dental hygiene and make it become a healthy habit. should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes, use mouthwash for 30 seconds to a minute twice a day, floss every night. We recommend parents time their children every time they brush their teeth and teach their children how to floss.


If your child has suffered a tooth injury, this can break a blood vessel and nerves, which can make the tooth or teeth look yellow or brown. If your child has suffered a tooth injury, please go to the ER immediately. If the tooth is now discolored, please set up an appointment with us and we can arrange for your child to be seen as soon as possible.


There are certain medications, such as antibiotics, that can make your child’s teeth appear yellow. These are typically seen with doxycycline and tetracycline. If your child’s pediatrician prescribed these medications for your child, it is important for you to speak with them about the side effects, such as yellow teeth.

Contact Us Today!

Dr. Larry Caldwell and Associates can help your child with all of their dental needs. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment at our Sugar Land, TX orthodontic office, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting you and your child!