Most dental patients struggle with staining and yellowing of the teeth that make them feel self-conscious about their smiles. These issues can easily be resolved by a good dental cleaning followed by a teeth whitening treatment, either at home or in the office. But how can white spots on teeth be removed? We’ll discuss a revolutionary way of removing white spots with Icon resin infiltration, but first let’s discuss where white spots on teeth come from.

Why White Spots on Teeth Form

Discoloration in the form of white spots can occur for several reasons including the following:

  • Poor oral hygiene can lead to staining, cavities, and other more severe dental issues. When plaque and bacteria build up on the tooth it can weaken the enamel that surrounds the outer layer of the tooth. This weakening can lead to permanent damage to the tooth that leaves behind white spotting.
  • While poor oral hygiene can weaken the enamel, a condition known as enamel hypoplasia can cause teeth to have thinner enamel than usual. This makes teeth more vulnerable to tooth decay and staining, including white spots.
  • Overexposure to fluoride as a child can lead to a condition known as fluorosis. Once the adult teeth grown in, those affected by fluorosis can appear mildly discolored with white spotting.
  • The loss of crucial minerals like calcium from the tooth enamel is a condition known as demineralization. The cause of this includes a buildup of plaque and acid exposure over time, which attack the enamel. This weakens the enamel and causes white spotting.

How Icon Resin Infiltration Can Diminish White Spots

Icon resin infiltration is a minimally invasive restorative treatment for white spots on teeth. This quick and painless treatment fills and reinforces demineralized enamel without drilling or anesthesia. After treatment, the white spots on teeth diminish, leaving behind a spotless smile. Below are some of the key benefits of Icon resin infiltration:

  • It is a micro-invasive technology.
  • It can stop tooth decay or cavities from progressing at an early stage.
  • It requires no anesthesia or drilling.
  • It can achieve the desired results in just one visit.
  • It preserves the healthy tooth structure.

If you struggle with the appearance of your smile due to white spots, you don’t have to live with the discomfort. Icon resin infiltration is a fast and easy way to diminish white spots on teeth and restore your beautiful smile. If you are interested in this procedure our dentist can help determine if the procedure is right for you and walk you through the process. Call us today to schedule your appointment!