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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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Mouth (Definition)

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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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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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

?MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

Spots: This could be from acne, acanthosis nigricans, melasma. You should see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes yellowish spots on face?

What causes yellowish spots on face?

Depends: One of the most common cause is sebaceous hyperplasia which is a benign overgrowth of a glad on the face . They are usually small and raised. Another possibility are xanthelasma which are just fatty deposits under the skin most commonly around the eyes. ...Read more

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What are white spots on tonsils?

What are white spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection.But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts. ...Read more

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What causes white spots underneath your fingernails?

What causes white spots underneath your fingernails?

White Spots Nails: Difficult to answer without seeing these. It sounds as if it might be a harmless superficial fungous infection. Or, perhaps, from a nail cosmetic you may be using. See a dermatologist if you are worried about them. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

Whit spots: Fungal infection can show up as white spots in the mouth. Make sure to show those spots to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What are the white spots on my tonsils?

What are the white spots on my tonsils?

Tonsils: The white spots could be a sign of an infection, but you should be sick with sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, etc. If you feel fine, but have white spots, this is usually tonsilloliths-white concretions that form in the crypts or crevices of the tonsils. It is a harmless condition, but can be annoying due to some discomfort and sometimes halitosis. Good oral hygiene can sometimes help. ...Read more

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What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholesterol issues in young patients. ...Read more

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What are these white spots on my teeth?

What are these white spots on my teeth?

Many causes: Most white spots are either from irregularities in the enamel of your teeth or from decalcification caused by decay-producing bacteria. See your family dentist. There are many good ways to make white spots less visible. ...Read more

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What causes white patches on the skin?

What causes white patches on the skin?

White Patches: Psoriasis and vitiligo, may cause a light or white patch or other discoloration on skin. Treatment focuses on controlling the length and severity of flare-ups. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes yellow spots on the eyeball?

What causes yellow spots on the eyeball?

Pinguecula: These are normal structures on either side of the colored part of the eye. They are the eyes response to environmental wind, light and dust. Most subtle, but some can be quite large. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why is there white and purplish spots on tonsils?

Why is there white and purplish spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection.But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts, sometimes thrush infection in immunocomprised patients may show as white, greyish and purplish spots on tonsils. ...Read more

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What causes white spots to form on toenails?

What causes white spots to form on toenails?

Think nail fungus: What you are describing sounds consistent with a nail fungus, or onychomycosis. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to talk about your treatment options. They may include medication, laser, or surgical options (if severe). ...Read more

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What can cause white marks on my front teeth?

What can cause white marks on my front teeth?

Hypo calcification: lack of calcium many times it is developmental or sometimes acquired. Have seen when patients with braces and poor home care. ...Read more