Tooth discoloration can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose tooth discoloration, we could:
Other than dental cavities, are there any white chalky spots, brown stains, or areas of pitting on your teeth?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No, definitely not
→ Yes, on some teeth
→ Yes, on most teeth