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What causes white spots on teeth?

What causes white spots on teeth?

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 more

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What would cause white spots on teeth on a 13 months old baby?

What would cause white spots on teeth on a 13 months old baby?

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 more

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What could cause white spots or stains on my teeth?

What could cause white spots or stains on my teeth?

Decalcifications: Acid reflux could cause the white spots while many foods and or medications can stain the enamel ...Read more

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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

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

White spots: White spots are due to an interruption in the development of the enamal. This often takes place as a child before the teeth erupt. You cannot brush them away, but your dentist can remove them. Talk to your your dentist for treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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Could tetracycline cause soft white spots on your teeth?

Could tetracycline cause soft white spots on your teeth?

No: Tetracycline has been known to cause teeth staining internally if taken in childhood when they are forming. This is usually a blue, green or gray color. If you have soft white spot, they are from the minerals leaving your teeth forming dental caries. They are from improper brushing and poor diet. Soft drinks can be a major factor. See dentist for treating areas. ...Read more

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I have small white spots on my top teeth.I do not smoke or drink alcohol, caffeine. What causes it? what are some things I can use to get fast results

I have small white spots on my top teeth.I do not smoke or drink alcohol, caffeine. What causes it? what are some things I can use to get fast results

Fluorosis: White spots on teeth are usually caused by hyperfluorosis (too much fluoride). They can also be caused by Enamel Hypoplasia. Depending on the cause and severity, we have some limited success removing white spots with a product called MI Paste. For more sever cases treatment can range from fillings to veneers. ...Read more

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I've had white spots on teeth for aslong as i can remember, what is this?

I've had white spots on teeth for aslong as i can remember, what is this?

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

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Why do I have white spots on teeth after braces?

Why do I have white spots on teeth after braces?

Bacteria: White spots form when bacteria collect next to braces (poor oral hygiene) or behind braces (loose braces from damaging foods). See your family dentist about restoring the damaged areas. ...Read more

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