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White Spots: What They Are and How To Get Rid Of Them


White Spots: An Explanation of What They Are and Some Suggestions for Their Elimination

A typical form of enamel discolouration that can be seen on teeth is white spots. Certain regions of the tooth give the impression of being a brilliant, opaque white color, which makes them stand out from the rest of the tooth. Even while your first thought could be that having white teeth is attractive, you should know that this is not the case here. Teeth can look discolored and even damaged if they have white spots on them.

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What are the Roots of White Spots?

There are a few possible explanations for why a person might have white spots on their teeth. In point of fact, it's something that comes up rather frequently in our experience.

Some of the following are potential reasons of spots on teeth:

Genetics or developmental irregularities.

A symptom of a nutritional deficit or an imbalance in mineral levels.

Some children suffer from a condition known as fluorosis, which occurs when either the child's bones take in an excessive amount of fluoride or the child consumes an excessive quantity of fluoride when they are young.

One of the consequences of having celiac disease. People who are gluten intolerant may not be able to properly absorb all of the required nutrients contained in the meals that they consume because they cannot consume gluten.

White spots on teeth, in addition to other types of tooth discolouration, have been linked to the use of certain drugs.

Enamel hypoplasia, a disorder that generates white patches on teeth, is one of the dental concerns that can be caused by smoking while pregnant. Other dental problems might also be caused.

When a person consumes a large quantity of sugary foods, the tooth enamel begins to deteriorate, which leads to decalcification (a state in which the teeth get weaker) and the development of white spots on the teeth.

Plaque buildup around brackets, wires, and other orthodontic appliances is one of the most common causes of white spots, and one of the most common causes of white spots is wearing braces.

Optional Treatment for White Spots According to the Standard

In the past, there were only two different treatment options available for white spots. The initial step was to apply fluoride products to the teeth in order to remineralize them. This approach frequently failed since it did not provide significant results, if any outcomes at all.

The second potential therapy for white spots is to approach the region as though it were a cavity. That is, thoroughly cleaning the region and then filling it with a composite material that matches the tooth's color. However, over time these fillings deteriorate, and eventually they will need to be replaced.

One other alternative for treating white spots is the use of veneers, which has been done in the past. However, due to its high cost, this remedy is not suggested for people under the age of 40. Despite this, children and teenagers are the demographic most likely to get white spots on their teeth.

If the white spots on your teeth are small enough, our dentist in Summerlin may decide not to treat them but instead to monitor them closely in the event that they develop into cavities at a later time.

Optional new treatment for teeth whitening to address white spots

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For the elimination of dental white spots in Summerlin, outmoded methods are not the sole solutions available any longer. We are now able to eliminate white spots without the need for any numbing, drilling, or filling thanks to a breakthrough new therapy. We could take a more cautious approach instead of using solutions that don't work or that need dental treatments that are irreversible. This would allow us to get rid of white spots while still protecting good tooth structure.

During this innovative technique, the white spot, also known as a lesion, is etched away using a unique gel that opens the pores that are distributed evenly across the surface of your tooth. After the white spot has been dried, a specialized drug is administered to the lesion on the skin. This causes the formula to permeate the pores of the tooth, which halts the progression of the white spots. After having any surplus material removed, the tooth is next healed by being placed under a specific light.

The time required for treatment is short, taking approximately 15 minutes for each tooth. The finished product is a tooth surface that is pleasing to the eye and even in appearance.

Avoiding the Appearance of White Spots

Prevention is always going to be the most effective type of dental treatment. Every day, you should practice proper dental hygiene in addition to leading a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing white spots on your teeth. At least twice a day, give your teeth a good brushing and flossing. If you are wearing braces, you should wash your teeth after each meal. Be sure to give the area around the brackets and wires a careful and thorough cleaning. You should also try to limit your consumption of sugary foods and beverages, such as those found in sodas and energy drinks. Water is by far the most desirable beverage option.

If you are pregnant, you should avoid smoking since it increases the likelihood that your child may have oral problems in the future.

Monitor your child as he or she cleans their teeth. Don't let them use too much toothpaste or you'll have a problem on your hands. Only a very small amount of toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice, should be used for infants and toddlers. A quantity equivalent to a pea is the perfect size for older children.

The Elimination of White Spots in Summerlin

If you are self-conscious about the appearance of ugly white spots on your teeth, then you should make an appointment with Dr. Cohan in Summerlin to discuss the possibility of having these spots removed. The cosmetic dental services provided by Dr. Cohan will have you looking your very best in no time at all! Discover for yourself why the residents of Summerlin have made Summerlin Dental Solutions their first choice for all of their dental care requirements. Contact us as soon as possible.





Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.



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851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160