Hypomineralization that affects your teeth can be seen in the form of white spots on your enamel. If you have, or are experiencing this issue you will likely know how adversely it will affect your confidence as it can be very distracting and unattractive. Typically, these white spots on teeth are caused by a few different things. One reason is due to fluorosis. This is when there is an excessive amount of fluoride ingested. You may see this type in children, if your water is over-flouridated, use of supplements, or swallowing fluoride toothpaste.

Also, you may be susceptible to mineral loss or demineralization. You can experience this if you are not brushing properly or if you experience white spots on teeth after the removal of braces. These white spots occur due to the difficulty of cleaning those areas on your teeth while the braces are on. Unfortunately, these spots are permanent and require careful cleaning so they do not further decay. Finally, you may be experiencing enamel hypoplasia. These white spots on teeth occur because of medicine side effects, fever, and nutritional deficiencies.

Regardless of the reason you are seeing white spots on teeth; you will likely be looking for ways to rectify the problem. This article will give you some treatment options to bring that healthy confident smile back to your lips.

Top 6 Ways to Clear White Spots on Teeth

1. Microabrasion

This remedy will require a visit to your dental office but the results can vastly improve the appearance in the color of your teeth.

How to Apply:

  • Make an appointment with your family dentist.
  • The procedure will consist of removing very thin layer of enamel from your teeth.
  • Removal of this layer will even out the tone of your teeth making any mottling less noticeable.
  • Pair this procedure with a professional bleaching and the results can be dramatic.

2. Bleaching

Bleaching can whiten your teeth overall and will blend the darker areas of your teeth into the white spots. There are over the counter bleaching kits you can try. However, if you are looking for drastic results fast, then a visit to your dentist is in order.

3. Veneers

If you are experiencing patches of mottling that are so drastic that bleaching does not seem to help as much as you would like, look into porcelain veneers. Veneers act almost as a shield and will help you maintain a whiter smile since it helps your teeth resist future staining.

How to Apply:

  • Make an appointment with your family dentist.
  • A thin layer (usually about a millimeter or less) will be removed from the front of your teeth to fit you for the veneers.
  • Veneers are made of very thin layers of porcelain that are then bonded to the front surface of your teeth.
  • The result is very natural looking and sparkling white teeth.

4. Remineralization Toothpaste

One way to rid yourself of those pesky white spots on teeth is by reintroducing nutrients such as calcium to help harden the enamel. Fortunately, you can concoct your own paste for at home treatment.

How to Make:

  • Combine 5 TBSP of calcium powder, 2 TBSP of baking soda, 1 TBSP of food grade diatomaceous earth in a plastic bowl.
  • To reduce bitterness, add 3 TBSP of xylitol powder.
  • Add 3 to 5 TBSP of coconut oil until you get a toothpaste-like consistency
  • You can also add food grade essential oils to add flavors such as mint or cinnamon. However, the coconut oil will give you a pleasant flavor on its own.
  • You can store this paste for a long time if you keep it in an air tight container when not in use.

How to Apply:

Add this paste to your daily oral routine brushing with it two to three times a day. It will add missing nutrients to harden your enamel, whiten your teeth with the baking soda, and leave your mouth pleasant smelling and refreshed thanks to any essential oil and the coconut oil.

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5. Remineralizing Powder

Some people do not like the feel or taste of the toothpaste version and much prefer a powder alternative. Your results and the effect remains essentially the same, the only difference is the application and texture.

How to Make:

  • Combine 4 TBSP Bentonite clay, 3 TBSP calcium powder, 1 TSP each cinnamon, baking soda, and clove powders to a plastic bowl.
    Add 4 drops of mint oil of your choice, and xylitol powder if you are experiencing bitterness

How to Apply:

  • Add this to your daily oral care routine. Thus, it will be used two to three times daily. It can be applied with your toothbrush or you can use your finger tip.
  • Gently rub the mixture in a circular motion to create a slight friction.
  • Spit out any residue and follow up with an oral rinse

6. Green Tea

Usually, you want to stay away from teas if you want to prevent staining. However, green tea has been found to have a positive effect on those white spots on teeth. Green tea is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This is why you will find it as an ingredient in many homeopathic remedies concerning teeth as it may contribute to remineralization. Green tea also has antibacterial qualities that will help prevent plaque build-up and is a natural source of fluoride.

How to Apply:

  • Heat up a cup of hot water to boiling.
  • Soak a bag of green tea or some leaves for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove leaves or bag and allow the tea to cool to a tolerable heat.
  • Use the tea as a rinse swishing it around for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Repeat the process until the tea is gone.
  • Add this process to your daily routine two to three times a day until your spots are evened out.

Summing Up

Dental care is important to your overall health but it affects your confidence level too. Many cannot escape certain scenarios such as braces or medicinal side effects which bring about white spots on teeth. Luckily, there are remedies you can utilize at home as well as procedures you can inquire about at your next dental appointment that can help.

What remedies have you used to help with your white spots? Please leave any other helpful hints for others looking for answers.

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