How to avoid white spots and lines on your teeth

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How to avoid white spots and lines on your teeth

Medically known as dental fluorosis, the painless white and brown spots on your teeth are preventable and repairable.

Key takeaways:

– Dental fluorosis appears when too much fluoride from drinking tap water and toothpaste, comes in contact with teeth.

– Prevention involves properly rinsing your teeth after brushing and not drinking water with excess fluoride.

– Since it only develops in childhood, protect your child’s smile by keeping toothpaste out of reach and consulting the dentist on the right amount of toothpaste to use.

In limited amounts, fluoride is good for your health.

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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.