If you’ve noticed white spots on your teeth or your little one’s teeth, it’s normal to be worried.
Is it something that requires cosmetic dental care or is it normal? Here's what you need to know.
Read on to find out what can cause white spots on teeth and how you can get rid of them.
White spots appear randomly on your teeth and can vary in size and shape, making patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. They usually are not associated with pain and they don’t go away with regular brushing or on their own. Sometimes they are an early sign of decay, but other issues can lead to them.
There are several possible causes for white spots on your teeth, from trauma and injury to a vitamin deficiency, fluorosis, or certain illnesses and infections.
The treatment for white spots on teeth depends on the cause of this type of discoloration. The dentist will carefully examine your teeth and choose the right approach for your case.
If your white spots are caused by demineralization, your dentist will most likely apply a treatment at the cabinet, give you indications on how to maintain proper oral hygiene, and make sure the spot is monitored for decay.
For fluorosis, there are several options of treatment, depending on the severity of the case: veneers, bleaching, microabrasion, etc.
If you are lucky, the white spots are just stained that will go away with a professional cleaning in the dental office.
Did you notice white spots on your teeth and are worried they may be a sign of decay? Are you looking for a thorough and professional treatment?
Schedule an appointment at Lady Bird Dental with Dr. Dudeen and his team and get rid of the white spots on your teeth in just a session or two. Our cabinet in Austin is friendly, welcoming, and modern, and our specialists are ready to solve all your oral health issues.
Contact us to book your appointment.