Why you have white marks on your teeth

Although painless and harmless, dental fluorosis can be unpleasant as it is sometimes rather unsightly. The condition causes white lines or spots on the teeth and affects one in four American citizens. The good news for sufferers who are afraid to smile through embarrassment is that dental fluorosis is easily treatable by your dentist. The condition is caused by a mineral deficiency in the tooth enamel which is caused by excessive fluoride from various sources:

– Added fluoride in drinking water

– Toothpaste

– Mouth rinse

Fluoride is recommended to combat tooth decay but as a recent article points out “too much fluoride is just as bad as not enough” so it would be wise to limit your intake. Further information can be found at: