If you have white spots on your teeth, you may be wondering where they came from? Perhaps they built up slowly over the years, or maybe you noticed them soon after completing orthodontic treatment.
In any case, they can detract from your smile and may make you feel uncomfortable laughing with your mates and loved ones. Your Coffs Harbour dentist wants to help.
What Causes White Spots on Teeth
Sometimes, after orthodontics, you’re left with white spots or lines on the teeth. In other cases, the spots can be congenital. The issue may also result from an imbalance between mineralisation and demineralisation due to improper or lacklustre hygiene.
Our ICON infiltration treatment in Coffs Harbour, NSW may be the solution you’ve been looking for. It is a minimally invasive way to remove white spots from your teeth.
How ICON Infiltration Works
ICON infiltration does not require numbing as it is more like a painless etching of a specific spot or multiple spots. This treatment also means no drilling.
Your dentist makes sure you’re relaxed before using a special tool to clean your tooth surface. Then we etch the lesion or lesions gently to remove remineralisation.
Your Coffs Harbour dentist also uses a drying agent followed by a resin filtrate. After a few minutes, we remove any remaining resin material with cotton, specialised brushes and floss.
Following this, we cure the material with a special light. Finally, we repeat part of the process to complete the treatment and remove any remaining lesions, finishing with a polish.
This process usually takes 45 minutes to one hour to complete.
Are You Ready to Remove the White Spots from Your Teeth?
Your dentist in Coffs Harbour provides white spot removal in our dental clinic. If you would like more information—or if you’re ready to arrange your consultation—we anticipate your call on (02) 6652 1677.
We proudly provide dentistry in all locations, including your area.