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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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...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