Growing up, I was in and out of the hospital many times for various surgeries. I had a ton of ear infections. To combat the infections, they gave me tetracycline. I don’t knwo if they knew about the long term side effects of tetracycline at the time. But one side effect is my teeth are kind of stained. They are not a bright white, but kind of a yellow tinted off-white. It doesn’t matter how much I brush then, or get them cleaned, they stay the same dirty stained color.
From what I have read, the staining is not just on the surface, but goes deep into the tooth. So there might not be anything I can do about removing the stains. It sounds like I might be about to get veneers to cover up the stains. I am also going to have to get a new bridge after my braces are done straightening my teeth.