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I've noticed that teeth have white spots on them. What are they, why are they there and how can I remove them?

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    I've edited your question heavily because the answer is very different to what you think it is. It would be relevant to know since when the white spots are there. Since childhood? – Narusan Sep 16 '17 at 18:23
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White spots can be due to intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Examples of intrinsic are Hypoplasia (poor formation of the tooth structure) or flourosis (too much flouride uptake into the tooth struture during formation). Extrinsic could be due to uneven bleaching/whitening of the teeth. If the intrinsic defects are superficial, simple tooth-coloured fillings can correct the situation. More severe problems need crowning (a cap over the tooth). Depending on what the extrinsic factors are, corrections are to reduce or stop the problems like stop or maybe bleach even more to even things out!

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    Welcome to Health, Ben! Since health is an important topic, the site has a strict policy that all answers should be backed up with reliable references, in order to provide the community with the means to assess the merit of the answer, regardless of the reader's background. See this list of reliable sources. If you still have trouble with this, feel free to visit the help center. You can always edit your answer. – Narusan Oct 2 '17 at 19:54

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