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Why Do Some Teeth Develop White Spots on Them?


Posted on 9/21/2021 by Evan Admin
Why Do Some Teeth Develop White Spots on Them?White spots on teeth are a common cosmetic dental problem, and they can happen to anyone. These spots are an acute discoloration known as decalcification or demineralization. It occurs when minerals such as phosphorus and calcium are removed from the teeth because of the acids formed by bacteria. Here is what causes white spots on the teeth.

Bacteria Overgrowth


The mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. If the acid levels in the mouth are high, you are likely to experience bacteria overgrowth. This can happen every time you drink or eat something. When the bacteria react with other minerals in the teeth, it dissolves the enamel causing it to have chalky white spots. To avoid this, you should brush and floss religiously. Remember, plaque only takes 12 to 24 hours to build up and causes bacteria to grow.

Your Diet


If you take foods or drinks that are low in calcium, you are likely to have white spots on your teeth. Your teeth need enough calcium to stay strong and healthy. Acidic foods will breakdown the enamel, and this will lead to white spots. Take calcium-rich foods such as leafy greens, almonds, and cheese and avoid consuming super acidic foods.

Too Much Fluoride


Though our professionals recommend that you use toothpaste with fluoride to brush your teeth, too much fluoride can cause you to have white spots on your teeth. Fluorosis mostly occurs in children because their enamel is still forming. Some children can develop enamel hypoplasia, a defect of the enamel that can cause permanent discoloration or deep groves. Fluorosis can be caused by taking some medications such as antibiotics, drinking a lot of fluoridated water, and swallowing fluoride toothpaste. If you have white spots on your teeth, you can talk to our professionals to know how to eliminate them so that you can have that perfect smile. Get in touch with us for more information.

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