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Doctor insights on: Calcium Deposits On Baby Teeth

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

ON Drusen: Optic nerve head drusens are common and cause some visual field defect in some, but more often than not, it is benign. Not much one can do anyway. Follow our ophthalmologist recommendation as they have more details. ...Read more

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What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

ECF: Echogenic cardiac focus? This is what it sounds like. Nobody knows what they are. From my reading they seem to have no impact on the child's health once born. I have always suspected that what looks like "calcium" on ultrasound is actually tough fibrous tissue. ...Read more

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How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

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

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Could you tell me what happens when you have calcium deposits in your feet?

Could you tell me what happens when you have calcium deposits in your feet?

Where?: First off, calcium deposits seldom form in feet, except for calcification of blood vessels. Bone deposits can develop in areas of pressure or traction from ligaments. These can hurt due to local inflammation and usually respond to relieving the formative stress. ...Read more

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The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?

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

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My husband is on peritoneal dialysis & takes phosphorus binders. Levels are still elevated & now has calcium deposits in fingers. Any advice?

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

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How can I prevent calcium deposits from forming?

How can I prevent calcium deposits from forming?

Depends on where: Calcium deposit is usually from another disease condition often associated with inflammation. If that's the case, controlling or preventing the inflammation would likely reduce calcium deposit. Can you tell us which organ you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Do you handle calcium deposits around the hip?

Do you handle calcium deposits around the hip?

yes I do : Some times a cortisone injection is helpful
in general I would stay away from any calcium supplement except calcium citrate which should not increase the risk of kidney stones or heterotopic calcifications. ...Read more

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What is the medical name of calcium deposits in muscle tissue?

What is the medical name of calcium deposits in muscle tissue?

Calcium deposits.: They can be called calcium deposits, calcification so, calcification myosotis, metastatic calcification, or even in extreme cases calciphylaxis. ...Read more

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Can virus cause calcium deposits in fetus?

Can virus cause calcium deposits in fetus?

Yes: When it infects a fetus, cytomegalovirus can cause damage to developing brain structures which will show up as calcifications. ...Read more

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Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

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

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Could whiplash injury cause calcium deposits at c1-c2?

Could whiplash injury cause calcium deposits at c1-c2?

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

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How do you get rid of calcium deposits on Achilles tendon?

How do you get rid of calcium deposits on Achilles tendon?

You don't: These are forever, unless painful don't worry about them. ...Read more

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How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

Not : Rare but uncommon. The problem is treated with nonsteroidal medications and, sometimes, oral steroids. It can be an uncomfortable disease but is not life threatening. ...Read more

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Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.

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

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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.

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

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I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?

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

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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?

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?

Thyroid lump likely: 1/3 of folks with calcium deposits have thyroid lumps which may be benign or malignant. Important you see your doctor or an endocrinologist who will likely have a CT scan done ...Read more

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What are calcium deposits in the urine?

What are calcium deposits in the urine?

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

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What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

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

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What causes liver calcium deposits and do they hint at an underlying illness?

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

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How can I get rid of calcium deposits under the skin?

How can I get rid of calcium deposits under the skin?

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

Baby Teeth (Definition)

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