Q. I get white spots on my two front teeth. What is it?

Answered by
Dr. Subha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 22, 2014 and last reviewed on: Sep 25, 2018

Hi doctor,

I recently started getting white spots on my two front teeth. What is it? How can I make it less noticeable?

Dr. Subha

Dentistry
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Hello,

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White spots on the teeth might be due to:

  1. Plaque (tartar) accumulation on the teeth due to improper brushing.
  2. Decalcification of the outer enamel layer of the tooth called the enamel hypoplasia.
  3. Initial stages of tooth decay called incipient caries.
  4. Fluorosis.
  5. Genetic or nutritional disorders.

There are several methods to treat the white spots. To name a few:

  • Plaque deposition requires scaling (cleaning).
  • Tooth decay needs tooth-colored fillings.
  • And the other causes can be treated by tooth veneering, composite fillings, and tooth-colored crowns.
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