The Whiteness On The Top Of The Hardened Teeth?
Hello, I am 18 years old and currently have 28 teeth, of which my penultimate tooth at the top has a hardened white color. This happened when I was about 2.5 years ago (to be precise in grade 1 SMA). When I knew this was hard to get rid of, every time I brushed my teeth I always cleaned my back teeth with my fingers because I didn’t know why there were still remains. I brushed my teeth and did it again, suddenly there was something small in color like stale food stuck to my finger. I immediately saw it in the glass using my cellphone flash, it turned out that it was from the top of my teeth and I didn’t know why the color was different. It seems like it becomes hollow when I touch it with my fingernail and hold the gum part with a little press like it goes into the part that was earlier. What should I do? Because I was afraid that it would turn out to be brittle or it would shake / fall out.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The complaint that you convey, with something white that is hard in your mouth, is actually better if seen directly by the dentist, because it is very susceptible to misunderstanding if only through a written description like this. However, among the possibilities is plaque that arises from a lack of oral hygiene resulting in food being left behind or the result of developing bacteria, a part of the tooth that is not tidy, gums, or the abnormal growth of certain tissues.
The causes of this condition also vary depending on the possibilities. Therefore, our advice is that you have your teeth checked by a dentist, because plaque that is left unchecked can lead to cavities in the teeth, and cavities can become festering, painful, and become very uncomfortable and irritating. Before this happens, it is better to have it checked by a dentist so that it can be treated immediately according to direct examination.
Meanwhile, since it is still unclear what you really mean, the best thing you can do right now is to keep your mouth as clean as possible. This can be achieved by brushing your teeth regularly twice a day, one of which is before going to bed using soft bristles with an up and down motion instead of left to right, using mouthwash and / or dental floss to reach difficult corners and not being reached by toothbrushes, limiting consumption of sweet foods and drinks, drinking more water, and avoiding colored foods and drinks such as coconut milk and coffee, and not smoking. So, hopefully it answers your question.