Have you noticed white spots on your teeth lately? That’s completely normal! There are a few different causes depending on how long you have had them. They can be a sign that there is a loss of mineral content on the surface of the tooth or an indication of tooth decay. Here are some reasons why these spots may appear:
Demineralization: Demineralization takes place when bacterial plaque accumulates on the teeth. This can cause hard, scaly spots near the gum line. A good dental cleaning may help remove the plaque and decrease the discoloration.
Decalcification: Decalcification refers to the loss of calcium salts in the teeth and bones. If you are not consuming enough calcium, this may be the reasons of your white spots.
Enamel Hypoplasia: Occurs when the teeth enamel is hard but thin and deficient. Since this involves a deficiency in the enamel, your teeth are more vulnerable to damage and decay.