Why Do I Have White Spots on My Teeth?

September 26, 2021 3:35 am

Curly haired woman touches her chin as she wonders why there are white spots on her teeth

If you have white spots on your teeth, you’re probably wondering how they got there! Although white is the color of healthy teeth, white spots that are a different shade than the rest of your tooth can be a sign of a few different things.

Causes of White Spots on Teeth

Growing teeth that have been exposed to too much fluoride can develop a condition called dental fluorosis characterized by white or brown splotches on the teeth. Fluoride can be found in tap water, fluoridated toothpastes, and other dental care products because it helps prevent cavities. But too much of a good thing is usually not good.

Another cause of white spots is thin enamel. Enamel hypoplasia can occur when the teeth are developing. Thin enamel can also occur due to demineralization when bacteria in the mouth produce harmful acids that wear down the enamel of your teeth. Poor oral hygiene or a diet high in sugary and acidic foods and beverages can accelerate the depletion of the minerals in tooth enamel.

How to Get Rid of White Spots on Teeth

Amber Hills Dental offers professional teeth whitening to give your teeth a bright and even appearance in just one office visit. This can be a good option for those who have dental fluorosis and are looking to enhance their smiles. We also offer dental veneers, which are durable shells of stain-resistant porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth to permanently alter their appearance.

If you have thin demineralized enamel and early-stage tooth decay, you’ll want to work on ways to actively remineralize and build up the strength of your teeth. Perhaps you might need a deep cleaning to eliminate plaque and bacteria from the surface of your teeth, or you need to make adjustments in your habits and diet. We can help determine the right treatment plan to improve both the health and appearance of your smile!

Affordable Cosmetic Dentist in Henderson, NV

If you have white spots on your teeth, Amber Hills Dental can help restore your beautiful smile. We aim to make our cosmetic treatments affordable by accepting a variety of payment options in a comfortable, professional environment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!


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