dental care


Question by  Ed63 (10)

Should I be concerned about white spots on baby teeth?


Answer by  Katsescape (90)

Some spotting can be natural. If the spots look chalky or are not shiny like the rest of the tooth it could be cause for concern. Many cavities in baby teeth start as white spots, especially near the gumline in upper front teeth. Children should start seeing a dentist by age one. I'd see a dentist soon for a checkup.


Answer by  Sonya56 (65)

Not necesarily. The possible reason for the white spots could be flurosis. This could have been caused by too much intake of fluoride by the pregnant mother. Baby teet will be eventually lossed and replaced with adult teeth minus the flurosis (possibly) A dental consultation would be aadvised if there are any concerns


Answer by  cervert (26)

White spots on baby teeth can be indicative of trauma in development, hypomineralization, or incipient lesions. It is probably not a cause for immediate concern. Incipient lesions are very small cavities that may not have to be filled if they are small enough and smooth. I'd be more concerned about black or brown lesions, as they are probably cavities.


Answer by  Desine (427)

No, it's nothing to be concerned about. That's normal tooth wear; the teeth simply haven't formed their normal patina of typical wear. Before long the teeth will be all "white spot."


Answer by  CJ81 (232)

No. A number of things can cause these white spots. Most often these white spots are like scares formed when the baby teeth were forming and growing. These white spots mark possible times you were very sick or exposed to heavy doses of certain medications. These white spots are just places with more dense calcification.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

No many people have them. They are called calcium spots or calcium deposits. I have a few on my adult teeth and have been told no worries from the dentist.


Answer by  Cheryl61 (48)

Whites spots on someone's teeth are rather common and are not much cause for concern. The white spots are usually due to calcium deposits underneath the enamel of a tooth.


Answer by  mama86 (245)

White spots on baby teeth can be from calcium build up. Make sure to get a good look at it to make sure that it's not the tooth starting to decay. If it is have a dentist have a look at it.


Answer by  ktow70 (305)

these are called hypocalcification spots, the child will need extra flouride while they have the baby teeth in their mouth this can prevent teeth from getting sensitive since the enamel is not as strong as normal enamel because it is decalcifide.

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