White Spot Treatment

Non-invasive method for removing white spots
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White Spot Treatment

ICON – revolutionary white spot treatment

At Smilemakers we offer the revolutionary white spot treatment; ICON. This treatment improves the appearance of white spots or mottled teeth without the need for injections or drilling of the teeth.

White spots are a common dental issue caused by various factors, such as fluorosis from excessive fluoride intake during tooth development, decalcification due to mineral loss in the enamel, and sometimes poor oral hygiene during fixed brace treatment. Rarely, molar incisal hypoplasia resulting from early trauma can also cause white spots. It’s essential to note that people often confuse white spots with staining and assume that whitening can restore uniform colour. However, the spots would still be visibly lighter than the surrounding tooth area.

Frequently asked questions about White Spot Treatment

White spots are very common and can be caused by a range of factors including:

  • Trauma to the teeth or illness as a baby or child can lead to white spots on the adult teeth
  • Fluorosis – this occurs when there is consumption of too much fluoride as a child when the adult teeth are developing
  • Decalcification of the enamel– this is the loss of minerals from the enamel. This can be related to poor brushing, and is not uncommon following orthodontic treatment with fixed braces if the oral hygiene has been poor.
  • Molar Incisal Hypoplasia- this is a developmental condition that affects enamel

Many people mistake white spots or mottling for staining and think that uniform colour could be restored by whitening. However, the spots would remain lighter in colour than the rest of the tooth. To be rid of white spots forever takes Icon – a non-invasive treatment that targets the pores.

This treatment works by infiltrating the pores of the white spot with a tooth-coloured resin, allowing the white spot to take on the appearance of the surrounding healthy enamel. The resin also helps to prevent further damaged to the enamel, resulting in a stronger, more aesthetic tooth surface.

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