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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can brushing your teeth with whitiinging toothpaste then other kinds of paste 3 times a day cause white spots and lines near the gum line?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Brushing will not cause white spots. White spots are caused by sugars and acids in foods and drinks. The white spots are the first sign of decay. So see your dentist regularly and think about changing your diet.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Although it is : Difficult to respond without seeing your issue, the white spots you describe could be enamel damage caused by plaque, acids, and poor oral hygiene in the past. Brushing correctly 2-3 times a day is good. Fluoride toothpaste is also a good idea. See a dentist to check these white areas and give you advice.
Dr. Mike Deldar
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
May be: Too much of anything is not good. You may irritated your gum.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2017

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