Should I be Concerned About White Spots on My Teeth?

Dental fluorosis is a condition which can cause white spots or patches to appear upon the surface enamel of your teeth. Although these spots are not dangerous, some individuals are self-conscious about their appearance. Your dentist can recommend a handful of effective treatment options. Let’s quickly list three approaches:

  • Microabrasion can be used to remove a small layer of enamel; helping to hide the spots.
  • Dental veneers can be placed over the teeth in question.
  • For more severe issues, a crown might be recommended. 

“Dental bonding uses a tooth-coloured composite resin to help repair minor damage to teeth.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.