White Specks on Teeth

Written by Dr. Brian Harris

August 07, 2023

Ever noticed mysterious white specks on teeth and wondered what they were? Drawing from our experience, they are frequently a result of enamel demineralization caused by a poor diet and oral health, excessive fluoride intake, or developmental issues during tooth formation. 

With our help at SNOW, we can not only help you pinpoint the underlying cause of these white spots, but also recommend some of our best whitening products to ensure they’re a thing of the past going forward. 

Let’s get started! 

What this article covers:

What Are These White Spots?

Maybe you’ve glimpsed a white spot on tooth or even multiple white spots. They may be signs of tooth discoloration and harmful bacteria, and there are several factors that cause this to happen.

Your Diet

Interestingly, what you eat and drink can cause pesky white or brown spots on teeth. Consuming highly acidic foods, such as fizzy soda, candies, and even some fruits, can cause white or yellow spots and even erode tooth enamel in extreme cases. 

white marks on teeth

Oral Hygiene

Poor oral hygiene is often the spotted culprit. Our findings show that neglecting regular brushing and flossing can cause plaque buildup, which often looks like white hard buildup on teeth. It's crucial to avoid a poor dental hygiene routine and prevent damage to your tooth enamel.


Our genetic blueprint sometimes makes us more susceptible to white spots on teeth caused by hereditary factors like dental fluorosis. Children’s teeth often have white spots due to excess fluoride exposure during their development. All these things can potentially cause more frequent tooth discoloration.

After Whitening

Did you know that white spots on teeth after whitening are a common concern and may indicate dehydrated teeth? They sometimes form when the tooth’s outer layer loses moisture during the whitening process. But don’t worry - dehydrated teeth white spots are temporary and can be quickly fixed.

Through our practical knowledge, gaining a better understanding of the white stuff at bottom of teeth is the first step to reducing white spot lesions and keeping your tooth enamel safe. Through our practical knowledge, we’ve found some great at-home teeth bleaching methods to effectively combat tooth discoloration.

Are White Specks Harmful?

When you notice white spots on your teeth, it's normal to wonder whether they could signal an underlying oral health issue. Let's delve into this.

Enamel Hypoplasia

White spots are sometimes a sign of enamel hypoplasia, a condition that reduces your tooth enamel to a thin layer. 

We determined through our tests that this usually happens when the enamel doesn't develop fully during childhood. A child's teeth are particularly susceptible to enamel hypoplasia, so spotting this early on can help avoid potential problems in the future.

Tooth Decay

Did you know white specks might also indicate tooth decay? They frequently appear in regions where poor oral hygiene has caused plaque buildup, which could cause cavities later.

causes of white specks on teeth

Excess Fluoride

Even though fluoride improves oral hygiene, it can cause white specks with overuse. Excess fluoride exposure, particularly during childhood tooth development, can also cause dental fluorosis. 

Acidic Foods And Acid Reflux

Acidic foods and even acid reflux can cause enamel erosion and those dreaded white specks. They slowly wear away at your tooth enamel and expose the dentin underneath. Many white specks are harmless and more of a cosmetic concern, though. 

Bottom line: don’t panic when you notice white spots, but don't ignore them either. Early detection goes a long way, and we’re here to help you combat those white specks and achieve the smile of your dreams. 

How At-Home Whitening Products Can Combat White Specks

If you're wondering how to remove white spots on teeth at home, then you're in the right place. We at SNOW have curated a wide range of at-home tooth whitening treatment options designed to whiten teeth naturally, combat white spots, and take your oral health to glittering heights.

Teeth Whitening Strips

Our whitening strips stick to your teeth comfortably, they’re easy to use, and they deliver instant results. We’ve found from using this product that it gradually lifts away surface stains and reduces the appearance of white spots.

Whitening Mouthwash

Our mouthwash for whitening teeth has several refreshing benefits. Besides its arctic power, it also contains ingredients like aloe and mint to soothe, freshen, and tackle white spots on teeth. Our findings show that regular use can banish white spots completely and achieve a brighter smile.

Tooth Whitening Kits

Our professional teeth whitening kit is the ultimate treatment plan for creating a dazzling smile. After putting it to the test, we found that it includes a whitening serum and an LED mouthpiece that accelerates the whitening process, targeting those stubborn white spots on your teeth.

teeth with white spots

Whitening Foam, Powder And Toothbrush

Don't miss out on our specialized tooth whitening foam and whitening powder for teeth. They’re made with lavender and mint and work alongside night guards and aligners. They can supplement your regular fluoride toothpaste, adding a powerful whitening punch to your brushing routine. 

Use them with our LED electric whitening toothbrush to ensure the best brushing results. And don’t forget to also invest in our specially formulated daily whitening toothpaste to maximize the whitening effect and reduce tooth sensitivity. 

The battle against white spots on the teeth is tough, but with SNOW’s stellar teeth whitening products, you'll soon have the tools to achieve a spotless, brilliant smile. 


In this blog post, we revealed that the causes of those persistent white specks on your teeth are often the result of demineralization of your tooth enamel due to poor diet and oral hygiene, too much fluoride, or problems with tooth development.

But now you have two secret weapons at your disposal: tips for practicing good dental hygiene and knowledge about affordable and effective whitening products that can help you achieve a brighter smile.  

At SNOW, we’ll make your journey easier with advice on proper oral hygiene and our best at home teeth whitening products. 

So, why wait? Don't just dream of a perfect, spotless smile; make it a reality and explore our product range today!  

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