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Causes of White Spots on Teeth

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Langtree Dental Associates
Discolored teeth are a regular occurrence and can be treated through dental cleanings and whitening procedures. However, while yellow and brown stains are quite common, white stains are less so. White spots on your teeth can be confusing – aren't white teeth a good thing? Read on to find out why you may have white spots on your teeth. Diet Excess consumption of acidic and sugary food can erode enamel and lead to white spots on teeth. This can be worsened if one has a diet that doesn't involve enough calcium. Acid reflux can also lead to enamel breakdown, causing white spots on teeth. Fluorosis While fluoride is great for preventing tooth decay, there is something such as too much fluoride. This is called fluorosis and commonly occurs in children under the age of eight who have been exposed to excess amounts of fluoride. This may include swallowing toothpaste, drinking fluoridated water, and taking medication containing fluoride. Enamel Hypoplasia Enamel Hypoplasia refers to abnormally thin enamel, and can be attributed to several causes, such as prenatal smoking, premature births, trauma to the tooth, high fever, or fluorosis. White spots due to enamel hypoplasia are especially prone to tooth decay. Demineralization Demineralization, also known as decalcification, is caused by bacteria buildup and leads to enamel damage. Minerals such as calcium are leached from the tooth enamel and bacteria essentially dissolves tooth enamel. Oral hygiene also plays a large role in this, since poor oral hygiene can result in plaque buildup, which then leads to demineralization. This, in turn, results in white spots on teeth. If you notice white spots on your teeth, don't worry – Dr. Shannon Snipe and can help you tackle them head on. If you're interested in discussing the different treatment options with them, make an appointment at Langtree Dental Associates by calling (704) 672-0477 and we can get the process started....
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