Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tips...How To Treat White Spots On Teeth

There are a few different reasons why people have white spots on their teeth. If they have been there since the person was a child most likely they had a disruption in the enamel formation and can be caused by to much fluoride. Another reason could be from plaque formation. Plaque forms near the gumline and can cause the teeth to look discolored. Finally, the beginning stages of tooth decay or cavities can cause white spots.

There are several treatments yo can try to help eliminate the white spots:
  • Enamel Microbrasion - During this procedure the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth to reduce the appearance of the white spots. 
  • Teeth whitening/bleaching: This can help reduce the appearance of the spots and other stains. There are over the counter whitening kits but its best to have them professional done!
  • Veneers - Veneers are a thin, protective covering that attaches to the front surface of the tooth. This hides any spots or blemishes you may dislike!
  • Using the right amount of toothpaste - Using the right amount can help reduce fluoride exposure. For children under three years old use the amount of a grain of rice and for children over three years old use a pea size amount.
  • Reducing sugary/acidic foods and drinks - Tooth enamel can be damaged and become at rick for tooth decay if a person eats and drinks sugary/acid stuff.
White spots on the teeth are not desirable and they usually are not a cause of concern. However, it is important to see your dentist to just make sure your not at risk for dental damage or decay!

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