Have you noticed small white spots on your teeth? While small white spots don’t normally cause pain or discomfort, they often do become more noticeable as we age. Spots may be caused by several things like the beginning stages of tooth decay. The white spot is an area where some of the enamel (the hard, outer coating of the tooth) has been dissolved. If left untreated, these white spots could become unsightly cavities.
Sometimes a small white spot is the result of trauma while the tooth was forming under the gum. If you suffered oral injury as a child, the impact may be seen on your adult teeth that were damaged even before they emerged from your gumline.
After Dr. Brazdo examines the white spots on your teeth, she may recommend trying to remineralize the enamel. If it is due to trauma while the tooth was forming, options for improving the appearance of the tooth with veneers at Artistic Touch Dentistry can be considered. If you have white spots on your teeth, contact us today. They are likely easily resolved and you can be on your way to a gorgeous, even-toned smile quicker than you think!