Children may have a pink baby tooth when it is getting ready to fall out. You should see a dentist for proper diagnosis and with any questions as this may mean the tooth is in distress. One reason this happens is due to resorption of the roots, internal resorption of the second layer of the tooth (dentin), and changes happening to the blood vessels inside the tooth (hence the pink) which can be seen as the tooth gets thinner. Adult teeth should not turn pink.
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