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What are Calcium Deposits on Teeth?

November 12, 2020 | Blog

Calcium is the most plentiful mineral in our body, mainly found in our teeth and bones. Our digestion, muscles, nervous system and blood circulation need calcium to stay healthy. However, the buildup of too much calcium can be harmful to your body and create what are known as calcium deposits.

The Problem With Calcium Buildup

Calcium deposits, or tartar, happen when the soft, bacterial film on your teeth hardens. This will look like white, chalky marks on the surface of your teeth. The deposits happen due to the calcium phosphate in your saliva sticking to the plaque on your teeth. The tartar that forms on your teeth and bones is also known as calcification. The hard buildup of calcium can be harmful to your health, attracting bacteria or, even worse, tooth decay and gum disease.

Not only will your teeth become discolored, but these deposits can also cause your teeth to become weak and prone to cavities or breakage. They can also create sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and change the appearance of your teeth. The bacteria that is attracted to the tartar on your teeth can cause infection in your body, so calcium deposits should be taken very seriously.

Removing Calcium Deposits from Teeth

Thankfully, these white spots on your teeth can be removed. First, you will need to strengthen your teeth. Fluoride treatments from a professional every few months will typically do the job. By strengthening your teeth, you will avoid breakage, bacteria buildup and sensitivity. An easy, quick option is cosmetic dentistry, such as professionally whitening your teeth. The whitening will lighten the discoloration caused by the tartar, making your teeth all one color. Depending on the health of your teeth, you may need crowns to enclose the tooth.

No one wants discolored teeth or health issues caused by calcium deposits. Contact a professional to improve your teeth health and appearance. Cosmetic dentistry can take care of calcium deposits and restore your confidence. Contact Gulf Coast Dental for a same-day crown or our in-office professional whitening.

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