WHITE SPOT LESIONS

WHITE SPOT LESIONS

The reason of the white appearance is the changes in light-scattering optical properties of the decalcified enamel.

White Spot Lesions

White Spot Lesions (WSLs), defined as “white opacity,” occur as a result of subsurface enamel demineralization that is located on smooth surfaces of teeth

The reason of the white appearance is the changes in light-scattering optical properties of the decalcified enamel. Various risk factors such as acid-producing bacteria, fermentable carbohydrates, and many host factors, such as poor oral hygiene, low salivary volume, and a sugary diet, further the development of these incipient lesions.

Management of white spot lesions
1. Good Oral hygiene
2. Fluoride application 
3. Restoration (tooth filling)