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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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Teeth Whitening (Definition)

Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...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 patches on teeth after bleaching. Is this normal?

White patches on teeth after bleaching. Is this normal?

Not uncommon : This can happen when the lightening gel hits your gums. It will be sore for a day or two. Be careful when applying the gel, make sure you wipe off the excess gel to prevent this for happening in the future. ...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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Is crest white strips effective on discolored teeth?

Maybe.: If the discoloration is intrinsic in the enamel of your teeth the answer is probably not. If the discoloration is from external staining, bleaching is ofter effective. ...Read more

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Random white stains on teeth in back. Why?

Random white stains on teeth in back. Why?

White spots: White spots can be areas of demineralization, which is the beginning of dental caries or if they have been there your whole life they can be hypocalcification, which is developmental. ...Read more

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Bluish grey spots on lower gums w no dental work painless?

Bluish grey spots on lower gums w no dental work painless?

Differential...: Could be a number of things. Ethnic pigmentation depending on your racial background, a blue nevus (special kind of mole essentially), an amalgam tattoo (small piece of amalgam filling material that stains the surrounding tissue over time), varicosity (large blood vessel...Think vericose veins in your legs...Unlikely though). Get a dentist to look at it, but don't lose any sleep over it. ...Read more

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Will carbamide peroxide whiten age spots on skin?

Will carbamide peroxide whiten age spots on skin?

Dpentalnproduct: For bleaching teeth- dought it will work on sun spots? ...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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Greyish blue spots on my gums no dental work frnt bottom gum onlg?

Greyish blue spots on my gums no dental work frnt bottom gum onlg?

Periodontal: Lower front gums, behind and front, is usually where the heaviest buildup of calculus, hardened plaque occurs. See your general dentist to get a definitive diagnosis and maybe a professional cleaning may save the problem. ...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 the white spots on your teeth?

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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Brown spots on my teeth ?

Brown spots on my teeth
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Most likely stains: Without seeing them i would guess they are stains of some sort. Goo idea to have you dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Can whitestrips work on yellow teeth?

Can whitestrips work on yellow teeth?

Yes but not best: Over the counter whitening products such as white strips will whiten some, however, there are some draw backs. They only whiten the highest surface of the teeth they come in contact with as they sit on the teeth. They don't whiten in the areas between where the teeth come together. They also can cause damage to the gums such as irritation and burning. Professional whitening by a dentist is best. ...Read more

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Would crest white strips whiten my teeth?

Would crest white strips whiten my teeth?

Crest white strips: White strips will whiten your teeth, but are limited to the areas of the teeth that they directly contact. Dentist supplied gel and trays, and in-office whitening, will whiten not only the flat areas but also inbetween the teeth and the dark part of the teeth near the gumline. Before using any whitening product, make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, and your teeth are clean and free of stain. ...Read more

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Getting white spots on the skin?

Getting white spots on the skin?

Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides ( a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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As a child I did get too much fluoride, leaving me with white spots on my teeth. Will whitening my teeth work? I don't drink tea, wine or coffee.

As a child I did get too much fluoride, leaving me with white spots on my teeth. Will whitening my teeth work? I don't drink tea, wine or coffee.

Fluorosis: Results of conventional whitening procedures have always been unpredictable, and in particular, successfully whitening teeth with fluorosis has historically been nearly impossible. Few dentists accept the challenge of such cases, realizing that attempts are typically futile and, in some cases, may create a more unacceptable appearance than the pre-treatment condition. ...Read more

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