When to Visit the Dentist (cont.)
This tooth chipped while the person was eating nacho chips.
Notice the chipped tooth with the yellow appearance. The yellow area is dentin–the inside portion of the tooth that became exposed after the tooth cracked.
Medically reveiwed by Kenneth Rotskoff, MD, DDS; Board Certified Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/5/2014
Joseph A Salomone III, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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