Since I started eating immunopaleo (no nuts/fruits), and when I began calcium supplementation I got white marks on my teeth. Now I read it could be too much fluor, but I'm pretty positive it's "calcium spots" or "calcium deposits". My teeth are great, but I'm wondering if those spots are a bad or a good sign.
I don't use regular toothpaste, I use http://toothsoap.com which has only coconut oil, olive oil and peppermint oil in it (works great, better than sensodyne here).
asked byKorion (8938)
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on July 09, 2011
at 10:19 AM
White patches or spots on teeth can be a sign of flourosis or more probably calcium deposits. Either lack of minerals or lack of vitamins (fruit?). I wouldn't ignore them.
on July 09, 2011
at 08:51 AM
I can't take calcium, it has precipitated kidney stones for me in the past. But it turns out, if your goal is strong bones, you're better off taking vitamin K2 and vitamin D, and doing weight bearing exercise anyway.
Just curious: where did you get the term immunopaleo?
on March 22, 2012
at 02:39 PM
I'd like to bump this up to the top... I've never had white spots on my teeth and I'm scared! What are causes of it, especially in a person who follows a Paleo diet?
on May 17, 2013
at 06:33 AM
You can't develop fluorosis on your teeth in later life. When it occurs (and it's very common), it is developmental, ie the teeth grew that way, with the fluoride being incorporated into the matrix of the dental enamel as it formed. White spots "developing" on an adult's teeth, that don't come off with careful toothbrishing, are likely to be early decay. "Mouthbreathers" are more at risk from this on their front teeth, as their teeth are not washed with saliva as much as those with competent lip closure, but good oral hygiene measures are a safe preventative here. (That means diligent brushing and flossing). I assume the discussion of calcium deposits causing white patches refers to calculus buildup, which is a superficial, creamy-coloured deposit, usually found at the gum margins that is fairly easily removed by scraping.