Everybody wants to flash a beautiful smile with a set of bright white teeth!White spots develop on the teeth for various reasons. Some common causes include fluorosis (a condition that damages the teeth enamel), decalcification, loss of mineral in the teeth, excessive consumption of acidic fruits and drinks that damage the enamel, acidity, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene and braces on the teeth.
There are a number of approaches that can help eliminate white spots. These include microabrasion, bleaching, porcelain veneers and others. All these procedures are expensive and may require a number of visits to the dentist.
* Oral Hygiene
Brush twice daily and make sure that you brush all the different surfaces of your teeth. Also, use a fluoride rinse to keep your teeth clean. As normal brushing can be difficult while wearing braces, you can use specialized toothbrushes as well as floss that help you brush and floss more easily through the wires. You can also try using a water irrigator that uses pulsating water to remove plaque between the teeth.
* Oil Pulling
- Put 1 or 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil in your mouth.
- Swish the oil around in your mouth for up to 20 minutes, then spit it out.
- Finally, rinse your mouth and then brush your teeth as usual.
- Do this daily in the morning on an empty stomach.
* Eggshell Toothpaste
- Boil, dry and grind the shells from 12 eggs.
- In a small bowl, mix together the eggshell powder, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- Optionally, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil.
- Store it in a small jar.
- Use it daily as a regular toothpaste to brush your teeth.
* White Vinegar Solution
- Thoroughly mix 2 teaspoons of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt in Â½ cup of warm water.
- Use it to rinse your mouth twice a day.
* Avoid Acidic Foods
Eating too many acidic foods is another common cause of white spots on the teeth. Acidic foods and drinks can wear away the enamel on your teeth. This outer layer of enamel protects your teeth from damage and, if the outer layer gets worn down or removed, it can result in white spots and other oral problems.
* Eat Healthy
To maintain oral health and remove white spots on the teeth, you must try to eat healthy. There are many vitamins and minerals that are important for your teeth.