In this month’s first blog, we discussed when the antibiotic tetracycline was first introduced in the 1950s and ended up staining the teeth of many children over the next decade before the process causing the staining was fully understood. Those teeth have stains in the tooth layer beneath the outer enamel layer. In this layer,….
When tetracycline was first introduced as a new antibiotic option in the early 1950s, it was greeted with lots of fanfare. It was great to have a new antibiotic option for doctors to use with patients, especially if a patient reacted to other antibiotics. Unfortunately, tetracycline almost immediately started to show of pattern of staining….