Say Goodbye to White Spots — No Drilling & No Pain!

Say Goodbye to White Spots — No Drilling & No Pain!

by Dr. Inna Chern | August 8th, 2019

Many people suffer from pesky white spots on their teeth. It’s common and 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, but nothing was this reliable, noninvasive, and painless for maintaining a healthy enamel surface until ICON dental treatment.

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 teeth during development. Teeth erupt with white or even brown spots on their surfaces. Bacteria, nutritional deficits, and some medications may also lead to missing tooth structure support and congenital hypocalcified enamel lesions.  

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 in porous dental enamel.

White spots can also form as a result of nutritional deficits. If you’re not getting enough of the minerals that 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, even with intact tooth structure.

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 for white spots at any stage of development. It can help children and adults born with these white spots and those who developed them 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 tooth enamel in just one treatment session. This lets us dry the white spots out and fill them in with a material perfectly matching the natural color of your teeth. An ICON etch session prevents future white spots and strengthens your teeth!

Benefits of ICON

  1. Stops cavities in their tracks
  2. NO drilling & NO pain
  3. Promotes long-lasting and healthy tooth structure
  4. Very comfortable!
  5. It 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!


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    If you want to know if ICON is right for you, call (212) 838-0842 for more information and say goodbye to white spots.


Dentist at New York General Dentistry | 212.838.0842 | Website | + posts

For over 20 years, Inna Chern, DDS has been offering personalized, high-tech dental care to Manhattan and NYC residents. With a focus on individualized attention and the latest technology, her modern Midtown East office aims to reshape dental care perceptions in New York by prioritizing patient well-being and innovative services.

By Dr. Inna Chern

For over 20 years, Inna Chern, DDS has been offering personalized, high-tech dental care to Manhattan and NYC residents. With a focus on individualized attention and the latest technology, her modern Midtown East office aims to reshape dental care perceptions in New York by prioritizing patient well-being and innovative services.