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My teeth
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For as long as I can remember I have had white patches on my front teeth (top and bottom)and I don't know what it is. It never seems to fade or go and its starting to annoy me a bit! I've asked all of the dentists that I've been to about it and they all had different answers. One said that I was born with it. Another one said it was a virus. And the last one said that he honestly didn't know what it was but that he could just polish it off when I was older. Do you have any idea what it could be?
Many thanks,
Bethany

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Hi bethany
These white spots/flecks can be:
1) HYPOPLASTIC ENAMEL
2) MILD DENTAL FLUOROSIS

http://cyberdentist.blogspot.in/2006/08/white-spots-on-teeth-enamel-hypoplasia.h

Read on the above link to help you better understand your problem.

Solutions can range from:
Doing nothing
Microabrasion: http://www.dentalartandscience.com/microabrasion/microabrasion.htm

Macroabrasion: http://dentalstudynotes.pgpreparation.in/2011/01/microabrasion-macroabrasion.htm

Dental whitening: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_bleaching

Veneers and crowns: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veneer_(dentistry)

IN YOUR CASE I FEEL MICROABRASION & WHITENING SHOULD HELP.

Best wishes
Dr mayank kaurani
India

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rootcanals, cosmetic dentistry, dental pain, cavities, tooth colored fillings, endodontic diagnosis, post & cores, ceramic veneers, composite fillings, dental whitening, bleaching etc. please remember: i cannot treat you online and neither can i touch your teeth or test their health! i can give you general suggestions and critically evaluate various treatments and offer my advice.

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14 years of clinical experience. i am a professor in a postgraduate dental school, in the department of endodontics. my primary field of specialization is in endodontics and conservative dentistry. i am a consultant endodontist in private dental clinics and run my own clinic restricted to conservative dentistry & endodontics since 2006.

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DENTAL SPA, JAIPUR (INDIA). Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, jaipur(india)

Publications
new york state dental journal journal of contemporary dental practise

Education/Credentials
BDS, MDS (conservative dentistry & endodontics)

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