White spots on your nails are caused by one of the following three cases. Pressure exerted on your nails is one of the main reasons for white spots. The other reasons are low levels of zinc or calcium in your body.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you need 1000 mg to 1200 mg of calcium. Most doctors recommend calcium supplements from the first trimester to boost your levels of calcium in your body to ensure the safety of the mother as well as the baby. While breast feeding the baby receives her calcium requirements from the mothers diet and hence having the right amounts of calcium is of utmost importance. Eating plenty of fruits daily helps to add to your body’s daily requirements of calcium, zinc and protein.
When you are manicuring your nails be extremely cautious not to exert too much pressure on your nails. When you are attending to your cuticles; do not push back with too much pressure or cut them too short. Avoid pressure on your nails. Use a good cuticle cream and moisturize your hands and nails every night before you go to bed.
A simple way to get rid of yellow spots on your nails is to soak your finger tips in a bowl of vinegar for a few minutes every week till the spots disappear. Lemon juice will work as well. What happens here is the acid from these household products helps to dissolve the spots from your nails.
A paste of baking soda and water will work as well. Baking soda is natural bleach and will help to get rid of the pesky spots on your nails.
I personally use whitening toothpaste on my nails when I notice any discoloration or spots on them. Since the formula is used to whiten teeth, it does the same for your nails.