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White Teeth Marks

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 09, 2011 at 7:32 AM

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).

355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

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on May 17, 2013
at 06:36 AM

White spots *developing* on previously unblemished teeth are almost certainly decay. Certainly don't ignore them.

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on April 19, 2012
at 10:14 PM

I will definitely get some K2 and give it a go, though I was under the impression that they can't really go away without expensive dental treatments... at least according to my (hardly impartial) dentist.

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on April 18, 2012
at 01:48 PM

Are you sure about the Vitamin K2 Korion? Have any articles/sources? The white spots I mentioned earlier are still there but haven't spread any noticeable distance but I'm willing to try some supplements.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 18, 2012
at 11:38 AM

Try vitamin k2, it works great.

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:10 PM

It wasn't the calcium supplementation, I regularly take lots of calcium now (trying to follow Ray Peat) to improve sleep and it works fine.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:09 PM

2 things that helped this : not drinking tea (this is the most important one) and taking k2. Do not worry, it's probably not harmful.

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on March 22, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Besides flouridosis, white spots on the fronts of your teeth can be caused by mouth-breathing. Your teeth can actually get dehydrated. I have white spots on my teeth that are very prominent in the morning, but fade away by the afternoon.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on July 09, 2011
at 12:33 PM

Oh and I have to take vitamin D (I had a HUGE deficiency), but I already eat tons of vegetables with vitamin K... I follow Bee's candida diet and vitamin K isn't on her supplement list :D.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on July 09, 2011
at 12:32 PM

I doubt that it's too much fluor :D, it'll be the calcium supplementation. I'm on bee's candida diet and since I started the calcium I got those white marks.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on July 09, 2011
at 12:15 PM

I have no idea, I made it up but I must have seen it somewhere

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on July 09, 2011
at 08:58 AM

I'm also curious. I just googled the term and the only result was ... here.

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2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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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.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on July 09, 2011
at 12:32 PM

I doubt that it's too much fluor :D, it'll be the calcium supplementation. I'm on bee's candida diet and since I started the calcium I got those white marks.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 22, 2012
at 04:10 PM

It wasn't the calcium supplementation, I regularly take lots of calcium now (trying to follow Ray Peat) to improve sleep and it works fine.

355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

(196)

on May 17, 2013
at 06:36 AM

White spots *developing* on previously unblemished teeth are almost certainly decay. Certainly don't ignore them.

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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?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on July 09, 2011
at 12:33 PM

Oh and I have to take vitamin D (I had a HUGE deficiency), but I already eat tons of vegetables with vitamin K... I follow Bee's candida diet and vitamin K isn't on her supplement list :D.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on July 09, 2011
at 12:15 PM

I have no idea, I made it up but I must have seen it somewhere

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on July 09, 2011
at 08:58 AM

I'm also curious. I just googled the term and the only result was ... here.

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D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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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?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 22, 2012
at 04:09 PM

2 things that helped this : not drinking tea (this is the most important one) and taking k2. Do not worry, it's probably not harmful.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on March 22, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Besides flouridosis, white spots on the fronts of your teeth can be caused by mouth-breathing. Your teeth can actually get dehydrated. I have white spots on my teeth that are very prominent in the morning, but fade away by the afternoon.

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355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

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.

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0eba2cda101e1ef460ca0291aeb2e975

on April 18, 2012
at 11:13 AM

I have white spots on my front teeth that have pretty much always been there. My dentist said it was caused by too much fluoride when I was a child

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 18, 2012
at 11:38 AM

Try vitamin k2, it works great.

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on April 18, 2012
at 01:48 PM

Are you sure about the Vitamin K2 Korion? Have any articles/sources? The white spots I mentioned earlier are still there but haven't spread any noticeable distance but I'm willing to try some supplements.

0eba2cda101e1ef460ca0291aeb2e975

(120)

on April 19, 2012
at 10:14 PM

I will definitely get some K2 and give it a go, though I was under the impression that they can't really go away without expensive dental treatments... at least according to my (hardly impartial) dentist.

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