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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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Is there any way to get the white spots off your teeth after getting braces off?

Is there any way to get the white spots off your teeth after getting braces off?

Maybe: The jury is still out with regards to products that claim to re-calcify the enamel (i for one do not think it works well). If the decalcification is very shallow it can be polished out, but this means removal of surface enamel. Bleaching can help reduce the color changes, but only up to certain point, and of course restorative dentistry i.e. Bonding, veneering etc can correct the problem. ...Read more

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Why do I have white spots on teeth with braces?

Acid: Bacteria that isn't removed from teeth converts foods into acids which etch the tooth surface, the start of a cavity. Comes from insufficient levels of oral hygiene or from improper foods partially loosening braces. Ask your dentist to consider for restorations. ...Read more

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Will I have white spots on my teeth when my braces are removed?

Will I have white spots on my teeth when my braces are removed?

No: Years ago patients had brackets cemented w/ acid based cements that sometimes caused this.
Nowadays, modern bonding techniques don't cause this. ...Read more

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Why do I have white spots on my teeth? (without even getting braces, just normal teeth)

Why do I have white spots on my teeth? (without even getting braces, just normal teeth)

Refraction: Possibly from fluorosis, although municipal water supplies in areas where ther's too much Fluoride usually reduce Fluoride content to safe effective levels. Most probably because the enamel rods in your enamel are somewhat convoluted rather than being perfectly straight. This causes light to be refracted differently and gives appearance of white spots. See your dentist for rx. ...Read more

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I have removed braces. My teeth are yellower and have white spots on some of my teeth. Please suggest cure for both.

I have removed braces. My teeth are yellower and have white spots on some of my teeth. Please suggest cure for both.

White spots: White spots are an unfortunate effect of poor hygiene during braces. Sometimes they can be reversed. See your dentist and ask about mi paste for this. Whitening products will not help. ...Read more

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How can I fix this? Today, I got my braces off. As soon as I got them off I could tell I had brown and white spots on two of my teeth. On all the rest of them there's white spots everywhere. I'm depressed, and have been crying all day because of this. Ple

How can I fix this? Today, I got my braces off. As soon as I got them off I could tell I had brown and white spots on two of my teeth. On all the rest of them there's white spots everywhere. I'm depressed, and have been crying all day because of this. Ple

Many methods to fix: Please don't be overwhelmed by what you see. While each case is different, it is often repaired easier than one would expect. Each tooth has to be evaluated individually. There are many methods including microabrasion, remineralizing pastes, bleaching, composite bonding, laminates, & combinations of all these methods. Were you going for routine checkups & did your orthodontist discuss your homecare? ...Read more

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How much would braces cost for my twelve year old daughter she has an over bite and brow spots on her teeth

How much would braces cost for my twelve year old daughter she has an over bite and brow spots on her teeth

I: I agree with the above posts. I always recommend to see two orthodontist because the treatment plan and costs will vary. Most orthodontist will provide a free consultation. You want to also think about the quality of care you or your child will receive. If you have dental insurance they may cover some and if not almost all orthodontist will have some type of payment plan. ...Read more

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Hello, I had braces for 5 years and got brown spots on my two front teeth at 14. I am 23 now and still have them. How do I get rid of them?

Hello, I had braces for 5 years and got brown spots on my two front teeth at 14. I am 23 now and still have them. How do I get rid of them?

Stain or Decay: Brown spots on the teeth are either stains or decayed area. Stains can be polished away of whitened. Decayed area can be taken care of either by placing a tooth color filling, bonding or veneer depending on the extend of the decayed area. ...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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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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Would I get white spots after braces?

Would I get white spots after braces?

Only if...: Only if you don't follow instructions. White spots form from bacteria taking food debris, turning into acid, and the acid etches calcium out of the tooth enamel. If you keep your teeth spotlessly clean and don't eat foods that can dislodge your braces, you should be scar-free when your braces come off. ...Read more

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What is the probability of white spots after braces?

What is the probability of white spots after braces?

No spots w/good O.H.: The white spots are actually areas of decalcification in the enamel. The initial stages of a "cavity" that develop anywhere plaque has been allowed to accumulate for an extended time. As long as a patient practices excellent brushing and flossing, it is highly unlikely that any white spots (decalcification) will develop. In addition, it is beneficial to also limit sugar and starches in the diet. ...Read more

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How can I remove white spots on my teeth?

How can I remove white spots on my teeth?

Bleaching or veneers: See a dentist. Try bleaching or whitening your teeth first. If this doesn't work, then consider veneers. ...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 really need some answers! Why am I getting white spots on my teeth?

I really need some answers! Why am I getting white spots on my teeth?

White spots: The answer can be obtained by seeing a dentist who can personally examine you to determine the cause of your white spots. He\she will discuss ways of removing or fixing them. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the white spots on my teeth?

How can I get rid of the white spots on my teeth?

A dentist can: See a dentist to discuss the methods available to remove those white spots. ...Read more

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I have white spots on the back of my teeth. What can I do to get rid of this?

I have white spots on the back of my teeth. What can I do to get rid of this?

Determine Cause: Are the white spots an intrinsic color of the enamel demineralized enamel, or calculus? Until we know what caused them, it is hard to advise you if they can easily be removed. A local dentist, however, can examine the teeth and let you know what treatment can be rendered. I doubt there is anything you personally can do to eradicate them. ...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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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?

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

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My son 3 in july has white spots on his teeth. His diet is varied with not a lot of sweets and drinks milk and water. What can I do about this? Please

My son 3 in july has white spots on his teeth. His diet is varied with not a lot of sweets and drinks milk and water. What can I do about this? Please

White spots: New white spots can signify the beginning stages of a cavity. Help your child brush and be sure not to put them to bed with anything but water. See your dentist for regular visits and have them place Fluoride varnish. There are other causes for white spots, but your child's dentist is the best person to ask for the true reason. ...Read more

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Getting braces off and having white spots. What are they?

Getting braces off and having white spots. What are they?

Decalcification: Those white spots are areas of decalcification related to the buildup of food and plaque, and the formation of acids around your braces, that mar the surface of your teeth. Discuss options to repair the damaged enamel with your dentist. ...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 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

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If I get braces while missing a tooth, will the adjacent teeth move into the missing spot?

Not necessarily: Probably not, but this depends on which tooth is missing, how much crowding was originally present, and the position of the surrounding teeth.
Ask your orthodontist about his treatment plan and advice about the space. ...Read more

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