Have you noticed white spots on your teeth and wondered what they are and what you can do about them? Your dentists in Baltimore offer professional tooth whitening treatments for white spots on teeth. Dr. Ed Lazer can significantly improve the aesthetics of your smile in as little as one visit.
What Causes White Spots On Teeth?
White spots on teeth may be an indication of the demineralization of tooth enamel which may or may not lead to cavities. White spots on teeth are most commonly found on patients after wearing braces. During orthodontic treatment with metal braces, food particles and other debris become trapped against the teeth and cause the tooth enamel to erode, leaving white stains on your teeth.
Other potential causes for white stains on teeth are fluorosis, hypoplasia, hypocalcification, erosion, tetracycline staining, xerostoma, and trauma. Heavy plaque accumulation, poor oral hygiene, diets high in sugar or acid (such as soda drinkers or citrus fruit eaters) may be another cause for white spots on teeth.
Smile Makeover for Tooth Blemishes
Dr. Lazer will offer a unique experience that allows you to have your smile fitted and customized to your liking. Dr. Lazer is able to offer his advanced skills because he is not just a cosmetic dentist in Baltimore, but is also a general dentist who combines both of these forms of dentistry together to improve the appearance of your teeth and the condition that they are in. He believes it is important to ensure that the teeth are as healthy as possible before any cosmetic procedure.
After solving any general dentistry issues, Dr. Lazer then begins the process of addressing cosmetic issues and working on them so that the teeth are beautiful and you can feel confident.
There are several procedures offered by Dr. Lazer that fall under the category of a smile makeover. Some of these dental procedures include teeth whitening procedures, porcelain veneers, and even SNAP cosmetic imaging. The teeth whitening procedure is by far, the most common and is performed by Dr. Lazer to professionally lighten and brighten the teeth, ultimately removing unwanted stains that have been settling on the teeth for years.
Teeth whitening is performed in office and can whiten teeth in about an hour. Porcelain veneers are an option for people who want to drastically change the appearance of their teeth, especially if they have broken teeth or if their teeth are overly spaced.
The ultra-thin restorations are made of medical grade material that will feel and look completely natural. If these sound like issues that you have with your teeth, then veneers could be promising.
In fact, Dr. Lazer will be able to use SNAP cosmetic imaging to show you what your teeth will look like after these types of procedures are performed. It will give you an idea as to whether or not a smile makeover is something you truly want.
Frequently Asked Questions
What deficiency causes white spots on teeth?
The most common cause of white spots on teeth is weak enamel. A calcium deficiency can make patients more likely to form white spots on their teeth. Low calcium weakens enamel, which in turn weakens the surface of the teeth, This makes them more prone to collect bacteria and white spots.
Can white spots on teeth disappear?
Typically the white spots can be removed, but in some severe cases damage is permanent. The only way to remove permanent white spots is to repair your teeth with dentures, tooth bonding, or dental veneers.
How long does it take for severe white spots on teeth to go away?
Research has shown that the success rate of fully removing white spots on patients teeth is about 30%; taking an average of 6 years to repair. Removing these marks is a gradual process that takes time and patience.