Medication-related tooth discoloration: A review

Manuel S. Thomas, Ceena Denny

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Tooth discoloration is a common problem for which patients seek dental care. Various medications can directly or indirectly result in tooth discoloration. As clinicians, it is our responsibility to know these therapeutic drugs which can cause tooth discoloration and educate our fellow colleagues to take necessary precautions when prescribing these medications. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to give an overview of the various medications that can be linked to tooth discoloration and to suggest the precautionary measures that can be taken to avoid or minimize it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-447
Number of pages8
JournalDental update
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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Thomas, M. S., & Denny, C. (2014). Medication-related tooth discoloration: A review. Dental update, 41(5), 440-447.