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Treatment White Spots On Teeth
I have removed braces. My teeth are yellower and have white spots on some of my teeth. Please suggest cure for both.
Tooth spot: White spots on your permanent teeth can be of two causes-they can be hypocalcification (less than ideal tooth formation when it developed) due to childhood illnesses. Another reason could be a type of fluorosis usually associated with over fluoridation--such as drinking natural well water (ok/texas region). Ask your dentist about microabrasion or bleaching to fix this. ...Read more
White spots on teeth: White spots on teeth are usually areas of the enamel that are hypo-calcification, or less calcified then the surrounding tooth structure. This may have happened when the tooth was forming or on the external enamel surface. External hypo-calcification from retention plaque bacteria around the gums, or even from improperly cleaning orthodontic brackets. It can be fixed with composite fillings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluoride: Too much Fluoride ingestion either from the water or by prescription could cause white spots in the enamel. Another cause could be acidic plaque. If the white sports are closer to the gum they could be decalcified areas of enamel caused by persistent plaque accumulation. If the child is not getting his or her teeth brushed twice daily then that needs to change and use a minute amount of paste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have white spots on my teeth but they weren't there before, how do they develop? Is it something in my diet? How to get rid of them?
Calcification ,: Did you bleach your teeth ?or you had braces? If so these whitish spots appear after bleaching , most often they will go after the tooth is dehydrated , or oral hygiene was not good while you have braces . Or they are always there and you never looked or paid close attention , to get rid of them you need to see your dentists , he can determine the depth and best way to remove them use composite to ...Read more
I have White spots on my two front teeth and don't know why, they have been there for a long time, I even though I brush twice a day, what's the cause
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