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    Recently I've realised there are these tiny black specks appearing on some of my front teeth. They're barely noticeable from a talking distance, but they seem to have stayed for quite a while and I'm worried it's a sign of tooth decay. I brush twice a day and have a generally balanced diet. Any advice (especially if you're a dental student) would be appreciated
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    Sounds like cavities to me. If you're brushing properly (twice a day at least, accessing ALL the areas and spending at least two minutes, that's what I do) and you have this problem, you ought to take a trip to boots, as there are tons of dental products available. Otherwise you'll have to see a dentist I'm afraid.
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    There's probably a decay starting, so you should better consult with your dentist while it hasn't spread even more. I have exact the same small black spots on my 2 front teeth but on the inside part and they are there for over a year. I've asked my previous dentist but she said it's not the cavity but I don't think she told me the truth.
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    Most definitely dental caries, it's hard to give you generic advice without looking at your exact diet ie. how much sugar you're eating, frequency of acidic exposure, and also what your brushing technique is like etc. Other general causes could be a persistent lack of salivation (which it self can be caused by a lot of things). Always worth seeing your dentist about it.
 
 
 
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