There are many reasons for the appearance of white spots on your teeth. Your dentist can explain specific causes, and they determine the best way to treat your condition. These white spots are a sign that there is a loss of mineral content on the surface of your teeth and can be also a sign of tooth decay.
- Dental fluorosis – fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents cavities, but too much fluoride in developing teeth can have the opposite effect, causing decay and discoloration. This has a combination of sources: excessive fluoridated water, certain supplements and swallowing fluoride toothpaste.
- Demineralization – it takes place when bacterial plaque is allowed to accumulate on the teeth, usually due to inadequate brushing.
- Enamel hypoplasia – it occurs when teeth enamel does not form properly. It appears when a person’s teeth are still developing. It results from nutritional deficiencies, high fever and medicinal side effects.
- Dry mouth – when your mouth is dry, it will hold bacteria. The acid from the bacteria will attack you teeth which will eventually cause white spots.
- Diet – highly acidic foods eat away at your tooth enamel. A diet high in sugar also causes the formation of plaque, which can erode enamel. Acidic foods and drinks include sodas, lemons, oranges and grapefruits.
- Teeth whitening – in order to reduce spots on your teeth, you can bleach your teeth in a dental office or you can use whitening products.
- Dental veneers – they are protective coverings that are attached to the front surface of a person’s teeth.
- Microabrasion – it removes a layer of enamel from a tooth’s surface. This procedure can remove white spots and improve the appearance of teeth.
In order to prevent white spots on the teeth, it is important to have a good oral hygiene. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss and rinse with mouthwater.
Your dentist may recommend you certain toothpastes designed to remineralize enamel and protect your teeth from white spots.
Regarding your diet, there are some foods that help you get rid of the white spots on your teeth: dairy products, meat, fish and eggs, coconut and fish, avocado.
You ca also use green tea to rinse your teeth. It provides essential vitamins and minerals that are needed to remineralize your teeth.
Avoid having too much sugar in your diet, make sure you have enough calcium in your diet, drink plenty of water, avoidto much coffee.
As a conclusion, in case you have some white spots on your teeth, see your dentist in order to get rid of them. Have a good oral hygiene, eat a healthy and balanced diet and try teeth whitening. Call today dr.Arhiri to make an appointment.