A lot of my (lower) back teeth have black flecks on them. What are these?

Question:Surely they can't be holes that need filling? Im getting concerned. Do my teeth just need a professional cleaning from a dentists?

Surface cavities get to the dentist..

Although tooth decay has declined among young children as a group, it can still be a problem for individual children, and even teens and adults. That’s because plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars or starches, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and after many such attacks, the enamel can break down and a cavity forms.

Preventing Decay:

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.
Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Ask your dentist about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.
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did you eat any liquorice last night?

sounds liek dried come stains - try rinsing after every blo job.
Those are probably just stains. Teeths do get stained even if we brush it a lot or even if we gargle most of the time. I suggest you get a professional cleaning from your dentist, they get it off easily, but sometimes when its badly stained it can create holes so they would need to fill it up. Make sure you brush, gargle and floss every after meals to take care of your teeth.
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