What Are ‘Chalky’ Teeth?
Much has been made in the news and media recently about ‘chalky teeth’, and what the associated implications are for oral health in young people, one in six of whom are reportedly affected by this particular dental problem.
Teeth regarded as ‘chalky’ are more technically described as teeth which are decalcified, and can be identified in children who have brown or white spots on their molars. Treating chalky teeth in time is essential in order to avoid eventual loss of teeth.
The problem with chalky teeth when found, is that there are long-term repercussions. Identifying brown or white spots on the teeth can mean that the teeth are extremely low in calcium, and this can then be problematic when the adult molars come through, which are the teeth that are most susceptible to the condition.
If you would like an assessment of your child’s oral health and for the best possible advice on how to take the best care of their teeth and gums, we highly recommend that you make an appointment with our dentist at the practice.
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Posted by Wickersley Dental Practice on 30th August 2013, under Dental Health Tips