Tooth stains are pretty common, and many people take care of the issue with professional teeth whitening in Vienna, VA.
However, there is another type of tooth discoloration due to enamel demineralization. When this occurs, you’ll notice white spots on your teeth instead of the darker stains brought by food choices, certain medications, age, and tobacco use.
What Causes Dental Demineralization?
Several factors can lead to tooth demineralization, including:
- Post orthodontics
Fortunately, these spots do not put your oral health at risk, but they can make you feel self-conscious when smiling or laughing.
Icon Resin Infiltration in Vienna, VA
Icon resin infiltration can penetrate the enamel and help replenish the valuable minerals that have depleted and left behind the white spots. The treatment is designed to fade these spots to give your teeth a symmetrical shade.
Fortunately, this treatment is non-invasive and can often be completed during one dental visit.
The process starts with a tooth-type massage followed by the application of resin infiltrant. We allow this to remain on your teeth for a few minutes before removing it and then curing it with a specialized light.
Then we repeat the process, give the area a final polish, and you’re all set to enjoy your evenly shaded smile.
The entire process usually takes one hour or less.
The Benefits of Resin Infiltration
This treatment is less invasive and typically less expensive than cosmetic dentistry options that conceal tooth flaws—for example, dental veneers.
Additionally, resin infiltration is safe for patients of all ages. A remineralized smile is also safe for professional teeth whitening if you decide to rid your teeth of other types of stains later on.
Contact Your Dentist in Vienna, VA for More Information
If you’ve noticed these white spots on your teeth and would like to treat them, reach out to our dental office today.