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What causes chalky teeth?

What causes chalky teeth?

A few things: Decalcification or things that leach the calcium out of the teeth. Acidic foods sometimes can cause this. Excess Fluoride can also cause this. (fluorosis). Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Why do teeth have white patches on the lower part of the teeth?

Why do teeth have white patches on the lower part of the teeth?

Decalcification: This sounds like decalcification or demineralization. It is the end result of poor cleaning of the tooth adjacent to the gum tissue. If it is decal, this is the first stage of enamel breakdown and cavity formation. Get to a Dentist as soon as you can to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is it that i keep getting a sort of chalky, furry feeling on the surface of my teeth?

Why is it that i keep getting a sort of chalky, furry feeling on the surface of my teeth?

See dentist: It is possible that a new medication you are taking or new food you're eating is causing this, if it is something you are only recently noticing. However, it could be plaque or the need of a professional cleaning, if it has been a while. Talk to your dentist or hygienist and know the meds you are taking so that it can be discussed as to what may be the cause. ...Read more

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White patches on teeth after bleaching. Is this normal?

White patches on teeth after bleaching. Is this normal?

Not uncommon : This can happen when the lightening gel hits your gums. It will be sore for a day or two. Be careful when applying the gel, make sure you wipe off the excess gel to prevent this for happening in the future. ...Read more

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Help please! i'm having white patches above canine teeth.?

Help please! i'm having white patches above canine teeth.?

See a dentist: See a dentist to determine what the white patches are and what treatment would be indicated, if any. We can't determine what they are over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more

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Why do I have a big white patch on one of my front teeth?

Why do I have a big white patch on one of my front teeth?

Fluorosis : Many things can influence the formation of a tooth. A baby tooth with a cavity can cause damage to the permanent tooth underneath. Braces can cause decalcifiaction under the bracket or band. Trauma to the area during development. Or too much or not enough flouride can cause mottling in the enamel layer. The white patch may be an area where the enamel layer is thicker. Let the dentist look. ...Read more

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What do I do if i keep getting a sort of chalky, furry feeling on the surface of my teeth if i don't brush my teeth?

What do I do if i keep getting a sort of chalky, furry feeling on the surface of my teeth if i don't brush my teeth?

Brush those teeth : This may sound overly obvious........Brush your teeth and don't forget to floss as well ! that chalky or furry feeling is most likely a protein from your saliva that is coating your teeth and just needs to be mechanically removed, i.e. Brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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I have a white patch under my tung and behind my lower teeth. It has been very painful for about 5 days now. I chew 1/2 can of tobacco a day?

I have a white patch under my tung and behind my lower teeth. It has been very painful for about 5 days now. I chew  1/2 can of tobacco a day?

Leukoplakia see DDS: The white patch. It is often caused by chronic irritation or infection, but can also be a cancerous or precancerous lesion especially under the tongue. If you are a smokeless tobacco user, use this opportunity quitting. ...Read more

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