This staining was on one of my Palm Harbor patient’s teeth after using an OTC mouthwash for several months. Although this is surface staining and not a disease process, it is very unsightly and when first noticed, can cause quite a bit of concern.
Treatment for this situation was a simple dental cleaning and polishing. This put the patient at ease, it was also decided to discontinue the use of the mouth rinse.
Many of the prescribed and more recent mouth rinses can cause staining. This is the most severe staining, from OTC mouth rinse, I have seen in my Palm Harbor Dentist office in the more than 25 years I have been in practice in Florida.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A