Treatment Options for White Spots
Let's look into possible treatments for making white spots less visible.
- Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide: According to the South African Dental Association (SADA), hydrogen peroxide has been used as a dental bleach since 1884, and its use, effectiveness and safety are well established. The American Dental Association confirms that teeth whitening with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide breaks up stains, which helps brighten the surrounding tooth colour and makes white spots less noticeable.
- Enamel Microabrasion: Another treatment option that has shown significant results in managing white spots on the outermost tooth layer is enamel microabrasion, as described by The World Journal of Clinical Cases, a US peer-reviewed, open-access journal. This abrasive treatment combines hydrochloric acid and pumice, or uses other techniques with a water-soluble paste of hydrochloric acid and fine-grit silicon carbide particles, as the journal explains.
Check with your dentist to see what option best fits your needs and goals.
Prevent Future Stains on Teeth
Keeping your teeth white requires regular maintenance and upkeep. Teeth stains sometimes come back or even put up a good fight in resisting treatment. That's why we recommend staying in communication with your dentist about future whitening treatments in addition to any other dental issues. Daily care, like brushing and flossing, also helps to prevent stains.
With diligent oral care, professional teeth cleanings, and whitening treatments, a beautiful, white smile can be yours. If you're considering any whitening treatment, check in with your dentist about the best option to minimise white spots after teeth whitening and enhance your smile.
The above information is provided for informational purposes only. Colgate does not accept any liability should the above recommendations have an outcome contrary to the intended result. Always seek the advice of a qualified doctor or dental professional. Do not disregard professional advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read in this article.