While they may not be as noticeable as brown spots or yellow staining, white spots on your teeth can still be frustrating when you’re trying to have a picture-perfect smile. There are a few different reasons you might have these spots, and the specific cause of yours will affect how you should go about getting rid of them.
Better Oral Hygiene
We figure it’s a good idea to start out with the easiest, and maybe most obvious, treatment method you can try. Sometimes white spots are caused by plaque build up due to insufficient oral hygiene. To remedy this, make sure you’re brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dentist twice a year.
Some people have white spots on their teeth because they have enamel hypoplasia, where either due to genetics or to outside factors, their teeth don’t have enough enamel. Enamel mostly consists of mineral compounds, so to fix this, they would need to remineralize their teeth, and fluoride treatment does just that.
Teeth whitening is a tried-and-true method for improving the color of teeth. While some people opt to go for over-the-counter teeth bleaching products, getting the treatment done with a dental professional can ensure that you get the desired shade you’re looking for and that your teeth stay safe throughout the process.
If the spotting on your teeth is severe and teeth whitening isn’t an option for you, you could consider getting dental veneers. Many people get this treatment because they want to change the size or shape of their teeth, but it can actually be used to cover up color imperfections, too. And, since your veneers will be custom-made for you, you’ll be able to work with your dentist to decide the exact shade of white you want them to be.
Need more help deciding which treatment is the right one to get rid of your white spots? Contact our dental office and a member of our team will be able to walk you through them in more detail. You can also pop into our practice for a consultation so we can assess your condition and give you our professional recommendation!