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.
White spots can also be a sign of demineralization. If you don’t have enough calcium and other minerals in your diet, your enamel can weaken, resulting in these spots. White spots could also be caused if your teeth are exposed to too much fluoride, especially while you’re young.
If you have white spots on your teeth, what can you do? You could consider preventing the issue by keeping up your oral hygiene. You could also make sure your diet is well rounded and includes the important minerals your teeth need. We could also offer you certain treatments to strengthen your teeth or to cover your imperfections.
If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with white spots on your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact Kenai Dental Clinic at 907-283-4875. Dr. Glen Lockwood and our team are excited to hear from you!