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Calcium Deposits On Baby Teeth
My teeth are in good condition, i just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/blend them in?
Whitening teeth: The answer in most cases is yes. Differences in calcification in teeth are quite common, and in my experience, I have seen these white spots blend in better when bleaching had been done. This is assuming that you have had a checkup with xrays and you have no active decay. Also, it is always best to start whitening immediately after a professional cleaning. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Need some dental expertise! My teeth are in good condition i just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/ blend them in?
Calcium deposits?: Are you referring to external "calculus (tartar) or internal enamel defects from hypocalcification or decalcification? Whitening will have no effect on removing calculus. It might help to somewhat blend in small surface enamel defects. That was a maybe. It would be better to first consult a dentist as to what you actually have and the best ways to remove them. ...Read more
My dtr was dx'd w/bulging l. Discs. History of calcified dental roots, 2 kidney stones-removed. Has 2 new stones. Who to see re: calcium deposits in body?
Endocrinologist: I would agree with dr. Balogun. Calcium levels in the body are very tightly regulated. As a dentist, the calcified root part doesn't worry me as much. I would be more concerned about some other sort of systemic issue going on, especially if she has elevated calcium levels on her labwork/blood tests. I would start with either the family physician or an endocrinologist and go from there. ...Read more
Hello. I was pregnant about a year ago. I smoked a little, maybe 2 cigarettes a day. I am pretty young, and this was my first child. I had calcium deposits on my placenta, but had a pretty healthy pregnancy, ate and drank well, and I exercised. I didn't g
Pregnency: I'm sorry I didn't get what exactly is your question. Please provide more information. Thanks ...Read more
Read the instruction: Hard water deposits will accumulate in humidifiers that use heat to create the humidity. The manufacturer's directions should recommend a household mixture or a product you can purchase to attempt to remove the deposits. Only use what the manufacturer recommends, or you may damage the humidifier. ...Read more
The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?
No confusion: Milia are unrelated to hypercholsterolemia, but xanthelasma, which is another form of bumps on the midface, is weakly related. Much of the "medical advice" that you read online is rubbish. "Calcium deposits" in turn is a silly misnomer for atherosclerotic plaques, still our number-one disease. I'm glad you're discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more
My husband is on peritoneal dialysis & takes phosphorus binders. Levels are still elevated & now has calcium deposits in fingers. Any advice?
See your doctor: Renal failure and dialysis are extremely complex and every case is different. A discussion with the Nephrologist will provide insight to the realistic goals and expectations of treatment. Best Wishes. ...Read more
WHERE?: Need a little more info, be more specific. ...Read more
Cyst: Could be a cyst. Surgical excision is the approach. ...Read more
Brain sand: All adults have some calcium deposits in the brain. The most common locations are the pineal gland and the choroid plexus. Calcium deposits in the brain matter on both sides and symmetrical (basal ganglia) are fine but if there is a focal area on just one side, it should be further evaluated with an MRI. Common causes of asymmetric calcium deposits include old infections and even some tumors. ...Read more
Yes. : After soft tissue trauma or inflammation, imaging findings of calcifications may be seen in various regions of the body such as a calcific tendinitis of the shoulder or with hip bursitis as well as in the neck. They are secondary findings as a result of the inflammation &/or trauma and do not cause actual symptoms typically. ...Read more
You don't: These are forever, unless painful don't worry about them. ...Read more
Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.
Nodule?: Hi. We usually consider "microcalcifications" in the setting of a thyroid nodule. You wouldn't know about the "calcium deposits on thyroid" without an ultrasound, but I hate to guess and assume, and you don't mention a nodule. So just let me say, if this is a thyroid nodule (often hypodense) with microcalcifications, do the FNA that was obviously recommended. Don't ignore it! Do the FNA! ...Read more
I have some white bumps on my scrotum. I believe they are benign calcium deposits. What is the best way to remove them? There are a lot.
May be...: Without a direct look, it's hard to tell for sure what they may be although they may represent the presence of calcinosis cutis maybe resulting from epidermal pilar cysts with defected wall & calcification. Clinically, they are harmless unless becoming infected — rarely so requiring no treatment as long as mentally comfortable. If wanting to be treated, skillful use of laser or needle cauteriziing ...Read more
I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?
Need urologist: Painless gross hematuria (blood in urine) should be evaluated by a urologist. There are numerous things that can cause blood in the urine... Stones, infection, enlarged prostate, kidney diseases, cancer. You should be evaluated by a urologist to find the source of the blood. ...Read more
Had an x-ray of my neck and chiropractor stated I take to my family dr as it appears I have calcium deposits on my thyroid, what can cause this?
Sometimes the level: Of calcium in the urine or blood is so high that it precipitates and forms deposits in the kidney called nephrocalcinosis. The is related to, but not the same as kidney stones. It can be caused by several genetic syndromes, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D toxicity, certain meds, TB, renal tubular acidosis, etc. It is usually managed by treated the underlying condition. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Old infection?: This can happen after an infection. Most commonly, histoplasmosis, which can be asymptomatic. The calcifications occur after infection is gone. Old tuberculosis can have calcifications as well. The lining of the lung (pleura) can also have calcifications (plaques) from asbestos exposure. ...Read more
Most likely injury o: Inflammatory disease in the area.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncommon: One must distinguish calcium deposits in the liver (not common) from deposits in the blood vessels going into the liver (rare), or calcium in the gallbladder (common). Depending on the clinical scenario, deposits in the liver can occur in certain infections and tumors. Diabetes and kidney failure are risks for calcium in the vessels, while gallstones often contain calcium. ...Read more
Find the cause.: One calcium deposit is pretty common — but multiple? The real question is, what are these deposits doing there? Either existing skin structures have calcified, or there is an excess of calcium in your blood that is depositing in the skin. Either way, you need to find the cause. This could be a significant problem; see your doctor and get to the bottom of it. ...Read more
The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more