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What To Do About White Marks on Teeth

Updated: Mar 6, 2019

White marks on teeth develop in childhood and are not usually a cause for concern. However, they can cause embarrassment so treatments like professional teeth whitening and dental veneers are often recommended.


Key takeaways:


- The cause may be poor dental hygiene, excessive fluoride use, or a condition where the enamel doesn't form properly (hypoplasia).

- People with dental hypoplasia have an increased risk of tooth decay; topical application of fluoride can help restore the enamel.

- White spots on children's teeth can be prevented by good oral hygiene, using fluoride-free water and only using the right amount of toothpaste.


"For most people, white spots on teeth develop before they reach the age of 10 years old."

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https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322112.php




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