Enamel hypoplasia is a defect of the enamel that only occurs while teeth are still developing. Still, it can affect both baby teeth and permanent teeth. … The visual signs of enamel hypoplasia include white spots, pits, and grooves on the outer surface of the teeth.
This condition can be treated by using resin infiltration, composites, bleaching if brown stains followed by composites or veneers.
1. What causes hypoplastic teeth?
Enamel hypoplasia caused by environmental factors carries the same symptoms as hereditary enamel hypoplasia, but can be caused by a variety of factors, such as premature birth, malnutrition, bacterial and viral infections, or trauma to newly developing teeth and mouth.
2. Can tooth enamel be restored?
Once tooth enamel is damaged, it cannot be brought back. However, weakened enamel can be restored to some degree by improving its mineral content. Although toothpastes and mouthwashes can never “rebuild” teeth, they can contribute to this remineralization process.
3. How do you know if your tooth enamel is damaged?
Tooth enamel loss is not always obvious, but some possible signs of damage to the tooth enamel include: Shape and Color: If your teeth look yellow or especially shiny, you may be experiencing tooth enamel loss. Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods may be an early sign of tooth enamel loss.
4. Are white spots on teeth permanent?
Although it is usually seen as a white discoloration, it is also not uncommon for a tooth to have a brown or yellow discoloration as well. The most common teeth affected with hypoplasia or hypocalcification are the two front teeth and the first permanent molars, although it can happen to any tooth in the mouth.
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