Maintaining oral hygiene should be a pretty important part of everyone’s life. Poor oral hygiene can be the cause of many gum diseases. Poor oral hygiene can also cause white spots on the teeth. These white spots are not a serious concern but are an indication of poor oral health. This poor oral health spoils a large part of one’s personality.
Causes of White Spots
Dental Fluorosis- This condition can occur when a person has consumed an excessive amount of fluoride in childhood. Usually it is a harmless condition.
Enamel hypoplasia- This condition can predominate when the tooth enamel is not properly formed. This problem also occurs in childhood, such as dental fluorosis. The only difference is that, unlike dental fluorosis, Enamel Hypoplasia increases the risk of tooth decay.
Poor Oral Hygiene- It can cause dental cavities and gum problems.
Consuming an excessive amount of acidic and sugary foods can also harm the health of your teeth.
Home Remedies For White Spots:
Brush the teeth well twice a day.
Reduce sugar intake
Eating a fruit- and vegetable-rich diet
Strictly avoid tobacco products
Floss the teeth once a day. (Flossing- Cleaning between teeth using dental floss).
White Spot Treatments:
Enamel Microabrasion- This procedure removes a tiny amount of enamel from the teeth. The purpose of this procedure is to remove the appearance of white spots.
Teeth Whitening – Whitening is a more professional way to reduce white spots and other stains. Teeth whitening products are available online. Dentists can also be consulted for whitening treatments. These treatments use stronger whitening solutions compared to teeth whitening products available online.
Dental Veneers – These are thin, protective coverings that are attached to the front of a person’s teeth.
Topical Fluoride – Dentists apply topical fluoride to the teeth of people suffering from enamel hypoplasia.
Composite Resin- In addition to Topical Fluoride, dentists use composite resin to fill cavities.
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and common knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a physician before following them at home.)
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