If your teeth have become stained or discolored, Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt may recommend removing the stains and whitening your smile with enamel microabrasion. Enamel microabrasion is a simple procedure during which our dentist will gently clean the stained teeth with a mild acid. This process helps to break down the stains and prepare the tooth to be restored to its original color and shape. After the teeth have been cleaned, they are polished to complete the treatment and look exactly like your other teeth.
Tooth discoloration occurs over a long period of time and may be a result of several different factors, including:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tetracycline staining
- Antibiotics, infection, illness or medication
- Use of tobacco products, including smoking
- Dietary habits
- Tooth decay or dental injury
- The natural aging process
Enamel microabrasion can remove those stains and give you back a beautiful smile. Like all whitening and stain-removal treatments, your results will eventually need to be touched up, though you can prolong your treatment results by avoiding foods, drinks and substances that stain and by practicing good oral hygiene at home. Please note that if the staining and discoloration has occurred within the tooth, you may require a different or more extensive treatment.
If you have any questions about enamel microabrasion in Hacienda Heights, California, or if you want to make an appointment with our dentist, please contact Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry today at 626-961-1574.