Many people suffer from pesky white spots on their teeth. It’s common and it’s nothing to worry about. But it can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and appearance.
As a dentist, (and a person!) I think everyone should pursue a beautiful smile. Fortunately, thanks to new high-tech treatments, getting the smile of your dreams doesn’t have to be painful.
There are great minimally-invasive whitening options available!
Oftentimes, patients come to see me because another dentist told them to bleach their teeth or spend a lot of money on veneers to fix the white spots on their teeth. I love giving second opinions and sharing my expertise. Working closely with my patients, I try to find the best possible option for their needs.
I’ve tried a variety of white spot treatments and until ICON, nothing was this reliable, non-invasive, and painless.
What are white spots and where do they come from?
White spots on teeth are caused by several factors, including fluorosis and demineralization. White spots may be seen from the time the tooth erupts into the mouth or may become apparent after orthodontic bracket removal.
Fluorosis is caused by too much fluoride being deposited on the teeth during development. The teeth erupt with white or even brown spots on their surfaces. Demineralization of tooth structure may be caused by bacteria, nutritional deficits, and some medications taken while teeth are developing.
Everyone’s mouth is full of bacteria! Most are harmless, but the cavity-causing bacteria love to grow in highly acidic environments created after eating food. This makes brushing after meals very important. Braces and dental appliances make brushing in those hard-to-reach areas difficult. As bacteria accumulate around the glued brackets and prosthetics, demineralization occurs and white spots form.
White spots can also form as a result of nutritional deficits. If you’re not getting enough of the minerals which strengthen enamel, your teeth can weaken and white spots can result. People who have celiac disease and can’t eat gluten often get white spots because they have issues absorbing minerals through digestion.
Some medications, particularly antibiotics, cause white spots to form in areas of enamel development. This is especially common in children and pregnant women because as teeth are developing in the baby/child, any interruption in the process may harm proper enamel production.
What is ICON and how does it work?
ICON is a revolutionary treatment to treat white spots at any point of their development. It can be used to help both children and adults who were born with these white spots and for those who developed white spots after orthodontic treatment.
- NO DRILL – Is it even possible? YES!
- NO PAIN – Can it be? YES!
ICON is an ADA-approved micro-invasive dental treatment to remove white spots in as little as 15-30 minutes.
ICON works by opening the pores of the tooth enamel. This lets us dry the white spots out and fill them in with a material perfectly matching the natural color of your teeth. ICON also prevents against future white spots and even makes your teeth stronger than they were before!
Benefits of ICON
- Stops cavities in their tracks
- NO drilling & NO pain
- Promotes long-lasting and healthy tooth structure
- Very comfortable!
- Can be combined with teeth bleaching treatments for exceptional results
See for yourself!
This is a before & after photo showing how ICON helped removed white spots from this person’s teeth!
Schedule your appointment today
If you want to know if ICON is right for you, call (212) 838-0842 for more information and say good-bye to white spots forever!