White Spot Lesions  

Sarah Abul Hasan
III Year BDS, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India
Author    Correspondence author
International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0001
Received: 14 Oct., 2015    Accepted: 18 Nov., 2015    Published: 28 Dec., 2015
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Sarah Abul Hasan, 2016, White Spot Lesions, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 6(1) 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0001)

 

Abstract

White spot lesions are an early stage of tooth decay formation. White spot lesions are commonly associated with the fixed orthodontic treatment and it poses a significant problem in the clinical setup. These lesions are caused by tooth demineralization which results in visible enamel changes. Accumulation of plaque around the brackets and its improper removal is the main etiological factor behind the incidence of white spot lesions. The purpose of this study is to review the literature on the prevalence of white spot lesions and methods with which it can be prevented.

Keywords
Fixed Orthodontic appliances; Plaque accumulation; Fluoride application
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