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Doctor insights on: Chalky White Teeth Patches

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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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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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Small white patch on side of tounge some times hurt if rub on teeth, check this morning looked better than yesterday but then look worse again tonight?

Small white patch on side of tounge some times hurt if rub on teeth, check this morning looked better than yesterday  but then look worse again tonight?

White patch: There are several possibilities: 1. Leukoplakia, which may be caused by irritation to the tongue or smoking/chewing tobacco, and can be a precursor to oral cancer. 2. Thrush, which is a yeast infection 3. Lichen planus if this lasts for more than 10 days, see your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting a chalky, slimy taste on my teeth and the walls of my mouth?

Why do I keep getting a chalky, slimy taste on my teeth and the walls of my mouth?

Bacteria ?: The bacteria that normally lives in your mouth will adhere to your teeth and form a plaque. Do you feel this in the morning when you wake up? Does it come off when you brush your teeth? This is perfectly normal if it is plaque. You can have your dentist take a look if you would like to be sure. ...Read more

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Patch of cobblestoney whiteness near wisdom teeth areas in the back. not a lesion nor growth. what is this?

Patch of cobblestoney whiteness near wisdom teeth areas in the back. not a lesion nor growth. what is this?

Have it examined: Any lesion that has not cleared up on its own within a two week period should be examined by a dentist or physician. Please call to make an appointment. It is hard to diagnose such problems over the internet. ...Read more

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Can over using flouride be bad for your teeth? Can teeth become chalky looking, like white specs of enamel flaking off.

Can over using flouride be bad for your teeth? Can teeth become chalky looking, like white specs of enamel flaking off.

Yes - excessive: Use of Fluoride can result in fluorosis in the developing dentition. Advanced fluorosis in the permanent dentition has an appearance of enamel mottling and pitting with brown yellow stains. Use of daily Fluoride in a toothpaste or Fluoride treatment at your dentists office is not overusing fluoride. Best to consult with your dentist for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Patch of whiteness very deep inside cheek near my upper wisdom teeth. What is this?

Patch of whiteness very deep inside cheek near my upper wisdom teeth. What is this?

Vague: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Could be some irritation around gum tissue or cheek, (maybe bit the cheek,) or possibly an infection of the tooth, gum or both. ...Read more

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I have a few white patches in my cheek by my back wisdom teeth. They do not hurt but what are they?

I have a few white patches in my cheek by my back wisdom teeth.  They do not hurt but what are they?

See a dentist: Without seeing your white patches it is impossible to say what they are. Based on location, they could be spots where you frequently bite your cheek or chew on your cheek. On the more serious end of the soectrum is pre-cancerous leukoplakia, which is abnormal growth of the tissue. The patches may also be normal. See a dentist and have them checked. ...Read more

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I sometimes notice white patch on my teeth.Few of my teeth looks semitransparent too sumtym.Why?Suggest any home remedy to whiten my teeth.

Plaque: White patches on teeth could be plaque if removable some teeth get white patches when then form and depending on how deep they go they might not be bleachable. Home whitening does not work well you need dental bleaching systems which work great. You can try brushing with baking soda to remove stains. ...Read more

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