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What are White Spots on My Teeth?


Posted on 12/19/2022 by Advanced Dental Associates
What are White Spots on My Teeth?If you have seen some white spots on your teeth, you may be wondering what causes the discoloration. Several factors normally cause the white spots, but they mostly appear after orthodontic treatment. Discoloration also occurs when your teeth have lost the necessary minerals. Other reasons why you may be seeing these white spots may include;

Dental Fluorosis


Dental fluorosis is a common factor and occurs when using too much fluoride. This condition usually occurs in small children as they have limited capacity to accommodate fluoride in their bodies. It is important always to monitor your kids as they brush to avoid fluorosis.

Lack of Proper Nutrition


A healthy diet is essential in improving and maintaining your teeth. This is because they provide the necessary minerals important for your enamel. A lack of proper nutrition means that your teeth will demineralize and, in turn, cause white spots to appear on your teeth.

Poor Dental Hygiene


It can be quite challenging to floss and brush your teeth when wearing braces. But it is essential to do it frequently and use mouthwash to get rid of cavity-causing bacteria. Bacteria multiply in an acidic environment and can strip important minerals from your teeth, causing the appearance of white spots and severe tooth cavities.

Genetics


Genetics is another factor that can cause you to develop white spots on your teeth. If you know a few family members with white spots on their teeth. You should seek the best advice in our clinic to prevent them from appearing on your teeth.

How to Remove White Spots from Your Teeth


Cleaning your teeth may help eliminate the white spots on your teeth. But if you notice the discoloration on your tooth enamel is still there, do not delay your treatment. You should immediately contact our office to book an appointment to have your teeth checked and cleaned.
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