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Doctor insights on: White Spots On Infants Teeth

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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 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 are the white spots on your teeth?

Fluorosis: White spots on teeth can be from excessive floride intake during childhood. See dentist for treatment! ...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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Why would there be white spots on the edges of my teeth?

Why would there be white spots on the edges of my teeth?

Hypocalcification?: They could be areas of hypocalcification. The history of the spots is important. Were the spots always there or more recent? Your dentist will review your specific condition and suggest treatment options. ...Read more

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What're the internal white spots on my two front teeth?

What're the internal white spots on my two front teeth?

Fluorosis: They are called fluorosis and they are really changes in the mineral composition in the enamel. Sometimes they are there naturally sometimes you get them after you have had braces placed again because of changes in the mineral composition of teeth. ...Read more

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I've noticed teeny white spots on my sons teeth.What could it be?

I've noticed teeny white spots on my sons teeth.What could it be?

See a dentist: If you have not already seen a dentist please take your child to have these white spots assessed. Some times white spots are a sign of cavities starting. ...Read more

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I have small white spots on front teeth. How can I get it removed?

I have small white spots on front teeth. How can I get it removed?

Hypocalcifications: These areas are often caused by fever during tooth development. They cannot be removed. They can be covered w certain restorative. Techniques. Ask your dentist what is recommended. Sometimes doing nothing is best. ...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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I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. ...Read more