What Are the White Spots on Your Teeth?

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You probably know that virtually everyone wants a beautiful, white smile. But did you know that there are a few things that can prevent you from having your ideal smile, such as yellow teeth or white spots on your teeth? These white spots can be noticeable and unattractive, and even a sign of other issues.

White spots on your teeth could be caused by enamel hypoplasia. While white spots may not seem overly serious, enamel hypoplasia can actually be an indicator of a number of serious issues and can lead to tooth discoloration and even sensitive teeth. This condition could be the result of acid reflux, dry mouth, or poor oral hygiene.

White spots can also be a sign of demineralization. If you don’t have enough calcium and other minerals in your diet, your enamel can weaken, resulting in these spots. White spots could also be caused if your teeth are exposed to too much fluoride, especially while you’re young.

If you have white tooth spots, there are a few things you can consider. Our team could recommend veneers, which are thin shells that are fused to your teeth to cover imperfections. We may also recommend a treatment designed to strengthen your enamel or examine your smile to make sure you’re getting the right amount of minerals.

If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with white spots on your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact Professional Dental & Implant Center at (212) 579-0552. Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher and our team are excited to hear from you!