White Spot Removal

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Smile Design Manhattan

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

White teeth are the sign of a healthy smile, but white spots can actually detract from the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and instead point to tooth decay. Smile Design Manhattan, a state-of-the-art dental clinic located in New York City’s Midtown West, offers modern and effective white spot removal treatments to improve the health and appearance of each patient’s smile. To learn more about how Smile Design Manhattan can remove the spots while keeping your smile white, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

White Spot Removal Q & A

What Causes White Spots on My Teeth?

There are a few reasons why you might have white spots on your teeth, including:

  • Diet: Eating too many acidic or sugary foods can also eat away at your tooth enamel, causing white spots.
  • Plaque Build-Up: If you don’t brush and floss regularly, plaque accumulates on your teeth. Overexposure to the bacteria in plaque can lead to the demineralization of your tooth, which results in white spots. This happens frequently during orthodontic treatment, since it’s difficult to thoroughly remove plaque while wearing braces.
  • Fluorosis: Fluoride typically prevents tooth decay and strengthens your teeth, but being exposed to too much fluoride while your teeth are still developing can actually lead to a condition known as fluorosis, which leaves white spots on your teeth.

How Does White Spot Removal Work?

In the past, the only ways to professionally remove white spots were to either drill them out and fill the hole with a composite material, or cover up the entire affected tooth with a porcelain crown or veneer.

But Smile Design Manhattan uses a revolutionary new procedure to remove your white spots in one single, simple, and drill-less treatment: the Icon® resin infiltration system.

White spot removal with Icon is a noninvasive procedure that requires no anesthesia or drilling. Your dentist applies a special gel-like material to the tooth that penetrates the white spot, fills and seals the early decay, and stabilizes the enamel, effectively eliminating your spots.

It takes less than an hour to treat your white spots with the Icon system, and the treatment leaves your white spot looking identical to the rest of the healthy enamel surrounding it. It will even whiten similarly to your natural tooth enamel if you ever decide to have a teeth whitening treatment.

What are the Advantages of Icon White Spot Removal?

When it comes to treating your white spots, the Icon resin infiltration system has a number of advantages over drilling-and-filling, such as:

  • Noninvasive procedure
  • No need to remove healthy tooth structure
  • Increased life expectancy of your tooth
  • No drilling or anesthesia means a more comfortable procedure
  • More cost-effective than fillings or veneers


Don’t wait around any longer with spotted teeth. Schedule an appointment today with Smile Design Manhattan and improve the sparkle of your smile. You can book your visit by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.