White spots are a common aesthetic problem on teeth especially after orthodontic braces are removed. Microabrasion or bleaching can be used to remove these spots.
When there's a disruption to the tooth-development process, white spots can set in on the surface, but not a shade of white that blends in with the rest of your teeth. Bacterial acids can cause white spots as they begin to dissolve tooth enamel and lead to decay.
White spots are a common aesthetic problem on teeth especially after orthodontic braces are removed. Acids can penetrate the enamel, drawing out minerals which results in the tooth becoming more porous and entrapping air, visible as white spots on the tooth surface.
A number of approaches can help eliminate white spots, but the best procedure will depend on the severity of your condition and how much it costs to treat. Here are some options to discuss with your dentist:
Microabrasion - This procedure involves gently removing a thin layer of surface enamel, thereby improving the appearance of your teeth. Dentistry Today states that microabrasion is often combined with tooth-whitening treatments for a truly high-quality aesthetic.
Bleaching - Bleach-based tooth whitening can help balance the color of your tooth enamel. For the safest results, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recommends either an in-office whitening procedure or a dentist-supervised, take-home kit. Over-the-counter (OTC) bleaching products and whitening toothpastes are also available, but the result may take longer and not be as dramatic.
Porcelain veneers - This is an excellent option when you have significant patches of discoloration that can't be eliminated with bleaching alone. Custom fabricated with thin layers of ceramic material, veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. Minimal tooth structure is removed to fit a veneer (less than a millimeter), and the end result is natural-looking teeth that resist future stains.
White spots can be removed in a gentle and pain free way. It’s a simple application which only takes around 15 minutes and results in the holes being filled and the white spots removed.
White spots are a common aesthetic problem on teeth especially after orthodontic braces are removed.
Treatment can cost from £55