White Spot Lesions
Find out about their causes, and what can be done about them.
At Balmoral Dental Centre – We provide State-of-the-Art – Infiltration Resin treatments from DMG to eliminate these pesky marks on your teeth!
This page describes ALL possible treatments for whites pot lesions. Detailed information regarding the DMG icon Infiltration resin technique is on our Infiltration Resin page.
Fix your white spots – without drilling away tooth structure
White Spot Lesions
White spots on the teeth are generally caused by a condition called fluorosis or by the process of demineralisation. They can also be the result of defects in the development of the tooth enamel or from physical trauma to the tooth.
Fluorosis occurs when too much fluoride is ingested while the teeth are developing. Exposure to fluoride through regular brushing with fluoridated toothpaste or drinking fluoridated water helps to strengthen and remineralise teeth. However excessive consumption of fluoride can be harmful.
Demineralisation happens when plaque is allowed to build-up on the teeth and can be caused by poor oral hygiene or a sugary diet. Patients who wear braces are also more susceptible as it is easy for bacteria to accumulate in and around the orthodontic brackets.
Treatments for White Spot Lesions
We offer a number of different treatments to improve the appearance of white spot lesions.
Minimal intervention (MI) paste
A paste like Tooth Mousse Plus is applied to the affected surfaces of the teeth. It contains molecules of calcium, phosphate and fluoride that remineralise and strengthen the enamel. We have stock of Tooth Mousse available, so let our kind receptionists know if you may want to purchase some.
A mild abrasive is used to remove a thin layer of the enamel along with the lesion, followed by at-home application of MI paste for a period of time to remineralise the enamel.
Bleach-based whitening can help balance the colour of the enamel and reduce the appearance of white spot lesions. This is often done after enamel micro-abrasion to improve the results. Find out more about whitening here.
The pores of the teeth with white spots are infiltrated by a tooth coloured resin similar to that used in white coloured fillings. The appearance of the white spot lesion is brought closer in shade to the surrounding tooth. Resin infiltration is minimally invasive and has great results. Find out more here.
The surface of the tooth is drilled away and a thin porcelain veneer is fitted and attached to the tooth to achieve a very aesthetic result.
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