White Spot Removal in Ridgewood, NY
Have you noticed tiny white spots on your teeth? You likely have what is known as white-spot lesions (WSLs), an acute form of discoloration. Unlike other types of discoloration which usually respond to tooth whitening, white spot lesions require a different approach.
Here at Mamkin Dentistry Aesthetic & Restorative Center, we provide a treatment known as Icon®️ resin infiltration. Icon resin infiltration is a simple, effective, painless, and non-effective way of getting rid of white spots on teeth. To understand how Icon resin infiltration works, we must begin by understanding what causes white spots.
What Causes White Spots on Teeth?
White spots on teeth are primarily caused by decalcification. Decalcification is a process that involves the loss of essential minerals such as calcium and phosphorus from your tooth enamel. Decalcification is a side-effect of bacterial activity. When bacteria thrive in your mouth, their increased activity leads to the production of harmful acids that dissolve your tooth structure, leading to the formation of white spots.
Some of the factors that encourage the formation of white spots include:
- Poor dental hygiene, which leads to bacterial overgrowth.
- Excessive intake or exposure to fluoride.
- A diet that is lacking in calcium and other essential minerals.
- Certain medications.
- Braces can compromise dental hygiene, as you might not get all the food debris from underneath the brackets. Where food debris accumulates in these places, bacterial activity may follow, resulting in white spots.
Icon®️ White Spot Treatment
Icon white spot treatment is a quick and highly effective way of restoring your teeth and combating white spots. Icon white spot treatment is achieved in three easy steps. Our dentist begins by etching the surface of your affected teeth using a special gel. Etching allows the resin to infiltrate the tooth layers and reach the decalcified zones easily.
Next, the teeth are dried using a drying agent. The final step involves the application and curing of Icon resin infiltrant. Our dentist then polishes the teeth for a natural shine.
Icon white spot treatment offers various advantages. For starters, it’s NOT invasive and a lot less expensive than veneers, which is usually the standard option of treatment for white spots. There is not “drilling”, therefore we are able to maintain and save your natural tooth structure, minus the noticeable white spots. Icon treatment eliminates these spots, leaving behind a perfectly beautiful smile.
Are you struggling with white spots on your teeth? Contact Mamkin Dentistry Aesthetic & Restorative Center today for white spot removal using Icon treatment.