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 are often the result of a condition called enamel hypoplasia. This condition could be the result of poor oral hygiene, plaque buildup, chronic dry mouth, or acid reflux disease. Enamel hypoplasia can also lead to sensitive teeth or tooth discoloration.
These white spots could be caused by a number of other issues. For instance, they can develop if your teeth are exposed to too much fluoride while you’re young. However, you may also have these spots if your enamel has weakened. While this can be caused by lackluster oral hygiene, white spots can also appear if you don’t have enough minerals in your diet.
I 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 Stephen Kwitnicki, DDS at 908-688-1160. Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki and our team are excited to hear from you!