There are several possible causes for white spots on teeth: consuming too much fluoride as a child (dental fluorosis), improperly formed enamel (enamel hypoplasia), poor dental hygiene, and eating too many acidic or sugary foods. Here are ways to combat those spots.
- Enamel microabrasion
- Teeth whitening or bleaching
- Dental veneers
- Topical fluoride may encourage development of enamel on the teeth
- Composite resin applied to fill in cavities and bond the outer enamel of teeth
- Using fluoride-free water for babies who feed on infant formula to prevent excess buildup
- Using the right amount of toothpaste for children—for toddlers and babies, a grain of rice amount; for children 3 years and older, a pea-sized amount
- Testing well water—natural fluoride levels can vary greatly
- Following fluoride supplement recommendations
- Reducing sugary and acidic foods and drinks
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