The white spots are the decalcified areas of the teeth where plaque hid maid the braces and was allowed to stay for long periods of time. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise as the orthodontist most likely warned about it. Sometimes too much fluoride is the culprit as fluorosis may occur. This condition damages the enamel of the tooth.
How White Spots Develop
Chances are you didn’t heed the orthodontists warning and you didn’t brush and floss as frequently or as vigorously as directed. There are many types of bacteria that live in the mouth. They are with you from birth for as long as you live and they don’t easily go away. If left untreated, the white spots can lead to cavities. Be aware that the beginning stages of tooth decay or cavities can sometimes look like white spots. But you can reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth and the chance of discolouration and plaque build-up by brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash that kills bacteria.
How to Get Rid of White Spots on Your Teeth
Who doesn’t want to flash that beautiful smile with a set of bright white teeth? But what can be done when you have discolouration and white spots on the teeth? First, if you do nothing, the white spots may remain visible on your teeth permanently. A simple way to mitigate the problem is to practice good oral hygiene. Dig deep with the bristles of your brush. The plaque will accumulate mainly between the wire and the gums and underneath the wires. Be aggressive.
A thorough dental cleaning is another way to help remove this plaque and decrease the discoloration. Fortunately, however, many different treatments exist today that can either minimize or eliminate the white spots and discolouration. Some can be done in the privacy and comfort of your home- and inexpensively. Along with a regular regimen of brushing and flossing, do the following:
- Mix both the vinegar and baking soda to form a smooth paste.
- Brush your teeth with this paste for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Rinse your mouth with normal water.
- Follow this remedy twice per week till you remove the white spots from your teeth completely.
Don’t like the taste of vinegar? Try baking soda ALONE. Baking soda is one of the most effective ingredients to remove white spots from the teeth. The alkaline nature of baking soda helps to remove the plaques as well as the white spots from the teeth. It releases free radicals when it comes in contact with water and helps fight discolouration and white spots.
- Baking soda –2 tbsp
- Toothbrush – 1
- Water – 1 tbsp
- Take your toothbrush and wet it with water.
- Now, dip the wet toothbrush in the baking soda properly so that the bristles will be coated fully with the baking soda.
- Brush your teeth with this baking soda dipped toothbrush at least for 2 minutes.
- Follow this process two times a week to get rid of white spots on teeth.
For your information, you may be able to take preventative action against white spots and discolouration while the braces are still on. Patients no longer have to wait for braces to come off before whitening can begin. Ask the dental professionals at Forest &Ray what can be done along these lines.