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Dark black spots on teeth

I used to brush twice daily in morning and after dinner. But my black spots are not going. I use Colgate toothpaste and oral B brush. And i do brush over 10 minutes continuously. But black spots is not going and it increasing day by day. Now the black spots are on 5 teeth.
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Dr. Bianca Nazareth Arya
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The black spots could be tooth cavities or stains. Both of which have simple remedies. A simple clinical examination will give you your diagnosis and a solution.
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Dr. Hiren Patel
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dark spots about which you are asking may be tooth decay and it can grow bigger in size as decay progress deeper in teeth...its better you visit to a dentist for proper diagnosis.. if it is decay then you can get them filled with suitable filling materials.. and toothbrushing for 10 min. is not required.. you will harm your teeth by doing prolonged brushing... do brushing 2-3 min. in proper way..that much is enough.. otherwise you will have teeth sensitivity problem in future....
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sounds to be caries.. visit ur dentist for proper diagnosis of the problem. caries can be removed and restored with tooth colored composites. if they are stains then teeth whitening wud help.
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Dr. Ankit Bahal
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most probably the dark spots which you are mentioning are cavities. and if it is so, it will not go on its own and keep increasing slowly. the best thing is to meet a good dentist and get those spots cleaned and filled by some filling material. however this reply is only based on assumptions, the best thing will be to reach a good dentist near you and have the teeth checked.
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dark spots on teeth due to 2 reasons 1. caries 2. Smoking /tea/ coffee/ tobacco staining. you need to visit the dentist. brush and paste is just a medium to clean your teeth. Only brushing proper way does the cleaning. don't believe in TV adds they show all blah blah.. visit nearest general dentist. all the best for happy smiling
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Dr. M.G. Mathan
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dark spots on teeth due to 2 reasons 1. caries 2. Smoking /tea/ coffee/ tobacco staining. you need to visit the dentist. brush and paste is just a medium to clean your teeth. Only brushing proper way does the cleaning. don't believe in TV adds they show all blah blah.. visit nearest general dentist. all the best for happy smiling
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Dr. Bharat Reddy
19 yrs. of exp | Hyderabad | Dentist
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visit Dentist for proper Diagnosis&treatment plan He will give better smile on your face. Thank you.
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Dr. Sameer Bhandari
19 yrs. of exp | Pune | Implantologist
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one can opine better on this condition after clinical evaluation of the stains. if teeth not in alignment it becomes difficult to clean teeth with toothbrush alone. Get a professional.cleaning done.
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Dr. Sheel Vora
11 yrs. of exp | Mumbai | Orthodontist
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Black spots are most likely stains either from habits like smoking or could be decay from cavities, or a rough surface on your tooth which is accumulating stains. Might just need cleaning and polishing. Excessive brushing will cause sensitivity. Brush thoroughly not vigorously. Visit your dentist for a thorough evaluation
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Dr. Binu Mathews
23 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Dentist
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Stains or cavities or both. You need a dental exam. ASAP. Dental care is not expensive  - Neglect Is. So if by regular brushing it's not going,going to the dentist is the next best thing!!
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Dr. Rajat Sood
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it's seems the spots are intrinsic . since when have you noticed the spots ? rigorous brushing over 10 min is not required as it might make your teeth sensitive as they will get abraded brushing should be 2-5 mins for removal of intrinsic stains you may have to bleach  your teetth
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