Intrinsic staining | definition of intrinsic staining by Medical dictionary
in·trin·sic stain·ing (in-trinzik stāning)
Discoloration of internal tooth structure due to factors derived from within the body; an effect of substances such as the antibiotic tetracycline. Such stains are not usually removable but may be treated through cosmetic dental procedures.
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The intra-oral examination when the child reported at 17 months showed green intrinsic staining
of all the erupted primary teeth (chlorodontia).
Harder/deeper extrinsic discoloration and intrinsic staining
require various bleaching techniques.
Conditions which cause intrinsic staining
of teeth are:
The gel uses oxidising agents, most commonly hydrogen peroxide, on molecules causing intrinsic staining
- allowing these molecules to be converted into smaller non-coloured material.