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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can i get rid of the white spots on my teeth?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
A dentist can: See a dentist to discuss the methods available to remove those white spots.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
White spots: White spots are caused by irregularities of the enamel rods reflecting light unevenly, or by ares where calcium has been etched out of the tooth surface because of compromised oral hygiene. In either case your Dentist has a variety of restorative solutions available to help you.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I have white spots on the back of my teeth. What can I do to get rid of this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Determine Cause: Are the white spots an intrinsic color of the enamel demineralized enamel, or calculus? Until we know what caused them, it is hard to advise you if they can easily be removed. A local dentist, however, can examine the teeth and let you know what treatment can be rendered. I doubt there is anything you personally can do to eradicate them.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of the small white spots on my front teeth?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
MI paste: It may not work but it is worth a try if they bother you.
A 30-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 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 27-year-old member asked:

What are the white spots on your teeth?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Be carefull: They are decalcification spots, not quite a cavity yet, but it is the process of the tooth starting to breakdown. It may turn into cavity if you do not take of them.
A 36-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 55 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.
Last updated Jul 12, 2019
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