There are a lot of strange little features that our bodies tend to have. To some people, these appear completely normal, but to others they are sometimes a cause for worry.
This is especially true if they were not there beforehand. In this spirit, a lot of people may wonder what those strange little white spots that appear on the teeth are. If you see them, do not worry: they could be indicators of a number of things.
Possible Reasons for White Spots on the Teeth
One of the possible causes of white spots on the teeth is fluorosis. This usually happens to people when they ingest too much fluoride while the teeth are still forming. So, toothpastes that are high in fluoride are generally not a good idea for children or those who are developing their adult teeth.
Another issue is enamel hypoplasia. This is usually the result of nutritional deficiencies and can also come along with those who have high fevers.
This is because, due to nutritional deficiencies, the "white" areas of the enamel have fewer minerals and therefore their chances of suffering from tooth decay are much higher. Of course, this is also another problem which is known as demineralization and can occur.
Dental bleaching is another issue that can end up causing these white spots to appear on your teeth. If you have had your teeth bleached recently then this is usually nothing major to worry about.
However, for those who may still be worried or want to get some more advice, you can make sure to come and see us. Just stop into our office or give us a call and make an appointment. We can examine your mouth and ensure that your oral health is in the best order!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (530) 349-1949 today.