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Doctor insights on: White Spots On Infants Teeth

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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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Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

See an orthodontist: There are a few of potential causes for white spots on your gums, and usually it is a normal color variation. However, evaluation by an oral health professional orthodontist or dentist is needed to determine if spots are a cause for concern. Good luck with your braces. Congratulations! ...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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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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There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Painful white spots on my gums after dentist, normal?

Painful white spots on my gums after dentist, normal?

No: If they were thereu before appointment, check w dentist. If they were not there before appointment, ck w dentist. May be as innocuous as canker sores. ...Read more

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Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Need exam: Could be herpetic lesions, forscythe granules, blocked minor salivary gland, fistula from abscessed tooth, or so many other things. Please schedule appointment with your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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White pimple on babies bottom?

White pimple on babies bottom?

Diaper rash: A white pimple is benign. However, if there ar many and the skin becomes reddened, it might mean a yeast infection or just an irritation. If the pimples develop into blisters and open sores, a strep or staph infection may be possible. ...Read more

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White spots on cornea since childhood?

White spots on cornea since childhood?

Brushfield spots: Brushfield spots are a collection of bits of connective tissue seen frequently in children with downs syndrome but is also seen in normal children. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush in infants be black spots instead of white spots?

Can oral thrush in infants be black spots instead of white spots?

Thrush is white: Thrush is white. Black discoloration of the mouth can happen. It is usually temporary and harmless. However, it is impossible for any doctor to day what is causing it without seeing it. ...Read more

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Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Browns spots on nephew's teeth from baby bottle?

Not sure: Are they definitely decayed spots? Baby bottle caries are usually generalized all over the baby teeth. See your dentist for a definite answer. Brown spots can be a bad sign. ...Read more

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My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Are sunburned little white spots on shoulders normal?

Are sunburned little white spots on shoulders normal?

No: This probably is tinea versicolor which is a infection caused by a yeast-like organism which lives on the skin. Sun exposure can active an infectiion which causes bleaching of the skin. ...Read more

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White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read more

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