Calcification, refers to the accumulation of calcium in the body, that is also visible on the teeth in the form of white spots. This is because the ameloblast cells (which help in the formation of the enamel) may add excess calcium during the development of the teeth. And this may lead to the formation of white spots or sometimes black or brown spots on your teeth. Here's how you can manage this problem...
Make a Toothpaste
Make a homemade toothpaste using 2 tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of three percent hydrogen peroxide. A stronger use of the peroxide could be harmful, as it is indeed a mild acid. Mix it well, and place it in a clean jar, ensuring you close the cover tight. This mixture can be stored for a maximum of one month. Use a very small amount of the mixture the first time you use it, to check if you have any side effects after usage. If you do notice any side effects, stop using it immediately. Keep it out of the reach of children until they understand how to use toothpaste without swallowing it.
Brush with Baking soda
Apply a small amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush, put a little baking soda on the paste and brush your teeth. Over a period of time, you will notice your teeth are whiter, and smoother. This is because the baking soda breaks down the deposits, imparting a relatively smoother surface to your newly whitened teeth. A point to remember here, baking soda is an abrasive and you might not want to use it everyday. If you feel any pain or discomfort using baking soda as a toothpaste, then discontinue usage of the same, and visit a dentist at the earliest.
Air Abrasion Dental Procedure
In the air abrasion process, a sandblaster-like machine is used to remove spots on the teeth. With the help of the machine, a powerful air stream of 25 micron aluminum oxide particles are blown out of the tip of the machine onto the tooth. These tiny particles blast the spots away. Air abrasion is also used to remove old composite restorations, it helps in preparing a tooth surface for bonding and also removes superficial stains and discolorations.
The bonding process, is a relatively painless method of eliminating colored or white spots from your teeth. The process starts with the dentist preparing the surface of your teeth. He then applies a conditioning liquid which could be phosphoric acid, or any other conditioning liquid, so that the teeth-colored resin (bonding material) will stick better to your teeth. Then, with the use of ultraviolet light, the bonding material is hardened and shaped to perfection, giving way to a spotless smile.
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. Porcelain veneers are a quick-fix route to get rid of calcium deposits, but this option once adopted cannot be reversed and can prove expensive. Veneers are also used in instances of teeth discoloration, broken teeth, worn out teeth, and uneven teeth.
Following the above methods, is a sure way to manage calcium spots on your teeth. Though you may be in a hurry to get rid of them, just like everything else, it could take some time to terminate the problem. Once you get rid of this problem, prevention from recurrence will depend entirely on an individual's oral hygiene. Do not brush the teeth too hard in an effort to remove spots. It could make matters worse. Gently brush your teeth, and make it a habit to use a mouthwash twice a day. Since fluoride reduces early decay, you should make it a habit to use fluoride infused products like mouthwashes and toothpaste.
Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.