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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could tetracycline cause soft white spots on your teeth?

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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
No: Tetracycline has been known to cause teeth staining internally if taken in childhood when they are forming. This is usually a blue, green or gray color. If you have soft white spot, they are from the minerals leaving your teeth forming dental caries. They are from improper brushing and poor diet. Soft drinks can be a major factor. See dentist for treating areas.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What could cause white spots or stains on my teeth?

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Dr. BARRY ETON
General Practice 55 years experience
Decalcifications: Acid reflux could cause the white spots while many foods and or medications can stain the enamel
A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes white spots on teeth?

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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 35 years experience
White spots on teeth: White spots on teeth could result from excessive Fluoride intake, nutrition and genetics among many other reasons. These white spots represent areas of decalcified enamel. They could lead to deterioration of teeth especially if they are resulted from placing braces on teeth for a long time during the orthodontic treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why would there be white spots on the edges of my teeth?

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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
Developmental: Normally white spots on the edges were because the enamel formation was disrupted before the teeth erupted. If you had braces and didn't brush well, the acid condition may have caused a demineralization of the teeth. Talk to a dentist if they bother you. Options may include micro-abrasion, bonding, or the use of mi paste for remineralization.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get white spots off my teeth?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
White spots: You may or may not be able to however the only way to find out is to see your dentist for an evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:

My child has white spots on her teeth, so what are they?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
? tetracycline: Tetracycline antibiotics will do this if she has been treated with them.

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