What Are the White Spots On My Teeth?
(feat. Suggested Solutions From Professional Dentists)
We communicate every day and did you know that communication includes not only verbal language, but also all the acts of looking at each other, smiling, and nodding your head? Communication through facial expressions and actions also sends a strong signal. If you have lost confidence and feel self-conscious about your teeth, it would be a good way to overcome this through treatment. Today, we are going to talk about the white spots (stains) on the teeth also known as fluorosis.
Why Do I Have White Spots On My Teeth?
What causes white spots on teeth? White stains(white dots) on the teeth are called fluorosis. Fluorosis is mostly white, but occasionally it can be yellow, light brown or streaks. This can lead to a passive attitude when talking or laughing. However, what you should watch out for is that fluorosis can be a red flag for dental health. So, let’s take a look at the reasons why are there white spots on our teeth.
1. Too Much Intake of Fluoride
One of the causes of fluorosis is an excessive intake of fluoride. Fluoride is an ingredient that helps prevent tooth cavities and is often included in toothpaste. Excessive use of fluoride can lead to tooth decay and cause fluorosis. Fluoride is also found in soft drinks, fruit juices, and children’s vitamins. Excessive contact with fluoride should be carefully monitored especially for kids when permanent teeth are forming.
2. Nutritional Imbalance
The second cause of fluorosis is nutritional imbalance. In some cases, white spots are formed on the teeth due to a lack of nutrients at the time the permanent teeth are being formed.
3. Incorrect Way of Brushing Teeth
Improper tooth brushing can also lead to fluorosis. After ingestion of food, food particles remain in the mouth to form plaque. The bacteria in plaque on the surface of the teeth break down the sugar in the food scraps and produce acids, which damage the enamel.
How To Get Rid Of White Spots On Teeth?
A simple method is to remove the white spots of the teeth and repair them with resin similar to the color of the teeth. It is an easy, fast, and economical treatment method if it’s minor. However, in the case of resin treatment, discoloration may occur at the boundary between natural teeth and repaired resin. Also, gaps may occur or fall off at the bonding boundary due to heat.
2. Porcelain(laminate) Veneer/Crown Prosthodontics
Due to the disadvantages of resin treatment, many people are considering Porcelain(laminate) Veneer/Crown prosthodontics treatment to improve the white spot. However, you should consider it with caution since a significant amount of porcelainor crown preparation may be necessary during the treatment.
3. Minish Solution
Minish is a solution that restores damaged teeth without unnecessary reduction. It is a solution that minimizes the disadvantages of conventional resin treatment and the side effects of preparation that occur for porcelain or crowns. Instead of extensive reduction, only the enamel layer of the white-spot is improved with Minish solution. Minish solution considers the aesthetics of the teeth with the patient’s face to create a harmonious look while putting dental health as the top priority. In order to achieve satisfactory results, the Minish solution uses cutting-edge equipment such as CAD cams and 3D printers, rather than manually plaster casting the teeth. Dental technicians then carefully finalize the process where details are needed. The research institute built in the hospital enables a one-stop collaboration system between researchers and medical staff and is a solution that immediately reflects the patient’s requests during recovery. And the most important thing is, it’s only a one-day treatment.
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