No one likes to have that chalky spots on the teeth. It’s called Enamel Microabrasion. These stains can be attributed to:
- Poor Oral Hygiene. Poor oral hygiene cause decalcification and cavities, causing enamel on the teeth to dissolve. Plaque, a colorless film of bacteria, is also caused by poor dental practice.
- Dry mouth. Not having enough saliva to keep your mouth’s neutral pH level can attack your teeth. Dry mouth can be caused by prescription drugs, certain medical conditions, tobacco use, and breathing through your mouth when sleeping.
- Acid. Drinking acidic drinks and food can cause those unwanted spots. A highly acidic diet can rapidly eat away your teeth’s enamel through enamel microabrasion.
- Celiac Disease. Celiac disease can also lead to undersized, yellowing, and discoloration of teeth. Enamel problems is common for people with celiac disease.
- Fluoride (fluorosis). Excessive fluoride consumption can also cause white spots.
- Genetics. White spots on your teeth could be caused by genetic disorders.
Braces. Having braces for so long can also cause teeth discoloration due to poor oral hygiene. Braces make it hard to reach plaque, so it is important to practice good oral care.
Discolored teeth are frequently seen in the general population. You are not alone, by any means. We at Off-Island Dental can help you get rid of that.
Dental MicroAbrasion in Hilton Head, SC is the Solution To Enamel MicroAbrasion
We may suggest microabrasion at your next appointment, but feel free to bring it up with us, too.
Dental Microabrasion treatment is known as a safe, minimal treatment to correct discolored teeth. Microabrasion is usually suggested after bleaching has been proven ineffective.
Basically, the process is known as “peeling.” Once the dentist applies a mild acid compound, he then gently scrubs out the stain with a textured polisher. The process is completed several times, each time lasting about 10 seconds. If all else fails, there will be an option for veneers or crowns.