Do you ever wonder what you could do to keep your smile beautiful and healthy? You should brush and floss your teeth and visit your dentist at least twice a year, but do you know what you would do if you have white spots on your smile? While having a white smile is a goal many people have, these white spots can be unattractive and embarrassing.
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 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 Cory Williams, DDS at 910-763-1072. Dr. Cory Williams and our team are excited to hear from you!