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What are the white spots on my teeth?

Posted on 8/22/2022 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
What are the white spots on my teeth?An acidic or sugary diet, poor oral hygiene, tooth injury, or specific drugs are a few factors that might result in white spots on teeth. White spots may still develop on your teeth even if you take excellent care of them by brushing and flossing them twice daily and visiting the dentist frequently. It is crucial to figure out why you have white spots on your teeth so you can get the proper treatment and avoid more significant oral health problems, like tooth decay and tooth loss, in the future. The possible causes of white spots on teeth are below:


Too much consumption of acidic meals might develop white spots on the teeth. This is because very acidic meals erode tooth enamel. This protective coating shields your teeth from harm. A high-sugar diet also results in the production of acidic plaque, which can damage enamel. Sodas and certain fruits, including lemons, oranges, and grapefruit, are acidic meals and beverages.

Acid reflux, which creates acid in the stomach, throat, and mouth, is another trigger. As your tooth enamel deteriorates, you may suffer additional symptoms, such as sensitivity to cold and hot meals.

Enamel hypoplasia

Enamel hypoplasia can be caused by a dietary shortage that promotes tooth mineral loss. This condition involves having less enamel than is typical. Conditions such as celiac disease, in which the body has difficulties absorbing nutrients due to a weaker immune system, are culprits.

Other indications of enamel hypoplasia include tooth sensitivity and the presence of grooves or lines on the teeth. Antibiotics used to treat a fever may potentially impair nutritional absorption. In addition, smoking during pregnancy may induce this disorder in offspring.

Sleeping with an open mouth

When you awaken in the morning, you may detect white spots on your teeth that disappear after a few hours. This is commonly induced by sleeping with an open mouth. These white spots on the enamel surface of your teeth are produced by dehydration. As soon as saliva reaches the teeth, the teeth rehydrate, and the white spots vanish. Having a cold can increase your likelihood of sleeping with your mouth open. Call us to book an appointment with our team of professionals.
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