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Random white stains on teeth in back. why?

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Dr. James Wright answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Decalcification: White stains are typically decalcification. There is a possibility of fluorosis. See a dentist to examine in person and talk to you about what you may want or need to do.

Answered 7/6/2013

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Dr. Abel Loredo answered

Specializes in General Dentistry

Decalcifications: The white stains on molars that form by the molar gum line usually form when we are young and do a poor job brushing and flossing. They are actually the weakening of the enamel being cause by acid forming bacteria in the mouth. Not quite a cavity, but is the beginning of one. Keep your teeth clean and healthy by visiting a dentist.

Answered 7/28/2013

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Dr. Gabriel Malouf answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Not random?: While the distribution may appear random, spots on teeth are usually there as a result of something that happened to the tooth (before or after it erupted). It could be most likely demineralization (softening of the tooth which causes a chalky white stain); it could also be fluorosis (staining from too much Fluoride intake), or another development related exposure. Ask your dentist next time u go.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. David May answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Hypocalcification: If you had a fever during the formation of your tooth, it could make them look like this.

Answered 12/16/2012

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Dr. Alan Krause answered

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White spots: White spots can be areas of demineralization, which is the beginning of dental caries or if they have been there your whole life they can be hypocalcification, which is developmental.

Answered 10/24/2017

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