White spots on our teeth can be a rather unsightly issue that can make one feel self-conscious about his or her appearance. It’s even more bothersome because it cannot be removed with toothbrushes or regular cleaning. In dental terms, these white spots are known as enamel hypoplasia, the loss of minerals from our teeth. However, there is no need to worry as dental treatments can help remove these spots. This blog post will explain the details of white spot removal and the different options available.

What causes white spots?

Before getting into the technicalities of white spot removal, it’s important to understand what causes these white spots. Most commonly, white spots are caused by excessive fluoride consumption which leaves behind hypomineralization. In other cases, the permanent teeth may develop and come in with these spots, sometimes on many – if not all – of the erupting teeth.  Another cause may be a lack of dental hygiene or improper brushing, leading to decalcification, the beginning of cavities.


Prevention is the best way to take care of white spots. This includes regular brushing and flossing, limiting consumption of acidic drinks and foods, and a balanced diet. Some other preventative measures include using remineralizing toothpaste, fluoride treatments at the dentist, and restricting fluoride intake in water.  In some cases, however, it may be improper tooth development and occur throughout the mouth, despite good oral hygiene techniques.

White spot removal procedures

The white spot removal procedure varies depending on the severity of the condition. Minor cases can be treated with chemical abrasion or microabrasion, which involves removing a layer of enamel with specialized medication or a combination of medications with an abrasive agent. For severe cases, dental bonding can be done to cover up the white spots. Most often, a composite material is applied to teeth and molded to cover the white spot.  The use of porcelain veneers has proven to be very valuable when there is generalized hypocalicification in delivering a beautiful smile!

Is white spot removal safe?

Yes, white spot removal procedures are safe. The medications used in the procedure are safe when used in a controlled environment under the supervision of a dental professional. It’s generally done very quickly without the need for anesthetics.


Post-treatment care is just as important to prevent recurring white spots. This includes avoiding acidic drinks, maintaining good oral hygiene, and attending regular dental check-ups.

In conclusion, white spots on our teeth can be a cause of concern, but the good news is that it’s very treatable, resulting in an enhanced appearance. Understanding the cause and prevention is essential but only a dentist can prescribe the right way forward for your case. With the various techniques available, it’s become quite easy to combat the white spots. It’s always better to get professional help and it’s a good habit to visit the dentist regularly to maintain our oral health. We can have a healthy and confident smile with the right care and treatment.

Are you ready to experience a healthy and beautiful smile, getting rid of your white spots forever?  Look no further!  ClevelandSmiles is here to provide you with the best dental care in Greater Cleveland and will be glad to show you photos of others who have had their spots removed.  Our team, led by the highly skilled and experienced Dr. Marsh, is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and treatment that will have you smiling like never before.

Don’t wait any longer to schedule your appointment with us. Call 1-440-461-1003 and take the first step towards achieving optimal oral health!