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As a teen, what causes white spots on my nails?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
These small, semicircular spots result from injury to the base (matrix) of the nail, where nail cells are produced - they’ll eventually grow out.
YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens: A Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life

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