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Can you get brown stains off adult teeth?

LuckDuck

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Hey everyone, I hope someone can give me a bit of help.

I have a white odd eyed girl and have had her since she was 8 months old. Now she is a little over a year. She eats a healthy raw diet, well mostly. She just wants to eat chicken but I have slowly been getting her to eat other things.

However, her canines are badly stained brown but otherwise her teeth appear healthy. They have been that way since I got her and I guess I thought they would clear up on their own now that she was getting my special care (she is a rescue). She did come from a cattery and was classified as special needs because she kept getting sick and was quarantined to a bathroom. So I think she may have been on frequent antibiotics but I could be wrong.

From what I have read on these boards, It appears to be a purely cosmetic concern. However if there is a way to clean her teeth on my own I would love to know. She is due at the vet in November for a full blood panel, titers and some other things but I would rather not have her teeth cleaned there after the experience I had with my elderly cat who passed away last March.

Or is this permanent without vet cleaning?
 

Taraforweb

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There are enzyme pet toothpastes that if used regularly may help take the color down.
 

LuckDuck

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Available at the pet store?

I have some tooth paste for my dog but It might benefit me to get fish flavored for her ;)

I'm at adoption events every weekend for my fosters so I can look when i go.
 

slscogin

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I just talked to my vet (a 20 year feline specialist) & also my breeder about the teeth staining, bc my new kitten has terrible stains on his baby teeth! I was told it is caused by the hairless gene & there is nothing we can do about it. They both told me that sometimes as the adult teeth grow in, they will come in white, but not always.....sounds like your baby is just not going to have a pearly white smile. Sorry :(
 

LuckDuck

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Well shame. I spend so much time pampering my girl, lol.

I am not about looks and I know the teeth are healthy but I just can't help feeling that they aren't. I can't really explain it. If I see something not right with my guys I just want to fix it. Oh well, as long as her teeth stay healthy ;)

Thanks for the advice.
 

Taraforweb

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It depends on the cat. It COULD be plaque/tartar. Our same some and we are working to fix it by brushing teeth. It has lightened in the past few months. You vet will be able to tell ether what the cause may be. Till then, I don't see any harm in brushing the teeth- it's good for their teeth health regardless.
 

SealySphynx

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You said you are feeding raw, what kind of raw do you feed - premade, ground, or chunks of meat with bones? To get the teeth cleaning benefit from raw, you have to feed chunks. The action of chewing and tearing meat off of bones and chunks is what cleans the teeth not eating ground up mush. If you're feeding ground, try switching to chunks of meat instead, it's way healthier and more natural than ground raw. If you're already feeding chunks, I don't know what to say...
 

LuckDuck

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I will try brushing and also see what my vet says. He's never said anything before (I had to get her fixed when I got her) but I will bring it up in November.

I am feeding chunk with bones, organs, meat etc. I am even trying whole prey items but she is rather picky because the person I got her from fed ground chicken. I've had to occasionally supplement with high quality wet food to get her to try other flavors and meat types otherwise she would still be stuck completely on chicken.
 

SealySphynx

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If you ever get the chance to try whole prey quail, do it! Sealy *loved* his! Hadyn didn't try it yet, but I have 2 more thawing in the fridge so she will soon. They're not the tiny ones but not the full grown ones. Anyway, Sealy ate everything except for a few feathers and the feet!
 

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If your baby was on one of the tetracyclines, they stain the teeth. Not much you can do about it. But like everyone else said, brushing can't hurt.
 

LuckDuck

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Thanks everyone for your wonderful advice ;)

I will definitely try that quail. I haven't found something she absolutely adores. My dog loves venison so I am waiting for that ahaa moment with her. Maybe quail will be it.

She may have been on those meds but I can't be sure. I will just brush them and if they get better I will be happy but if not at least she will have good dental care ;)

Also, i am not sure if this is allowed on this board but I hope you guys can help me out by voting for this rescue cat on Petco's Adoption Contest on facebook. Her name is Terra. Winning this would help her and the rescue group but one dog already has over 600 votes but I still want to give this my best shot. If this isn't permitted just let me know.

Thanks for everyone's help. Oh and check out Willow's pictures. I just uploaded some on my profile.
 

Gensen

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I just talked to my vet (a 20 year feline specialist) & also my breeder about the teeth staining, bc my new kitten has terrible stains on his baby teeth! I was told it is caused by the hairless gene & there is nothing we can do about it. They both told me that sometimes as the adult teeth grow in, they will come in white, but not always.....sounds like your baby is just not going to have a pearly white smile. Sorry :(
Yes, When Lorilie was at the Vets (again a very experienced Vet with the breed) he pointed out to me that "Sphynx always have these as he called it "ratty" little teeth"... he said it is a breed thing. I ask about thier adult teeth and if they will come in better... he said sometimes yes and sometimes no... so I guess you get what you get.
But never hurts to clean or spray your pets teeth with a cleaner or freshener/enzyme.
 

Graddydani

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I hope the brushing helps. Graddy's sister has extremely brown teeth but all the brothers have pearly whites. Her mom brushes her teeth and says it helps a bit but not a lot. It just eases her mind to do it. They're gorgeous with any color teeth. :Wink2:
 

LuckDuck

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Thanks all! It will definitely ease my mind to at least brush them even if there is no improvement. I agree, they are gorgeous regardless; my girl especially so!
Thanks for all the advice and thanks for the link. I will check it out soon. Well I am off for a three hour road trip, kitty included; oh joy ;)
 
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