Carol J. McCutcheon, DDS
Linga M. Vuppala, DDS
Suman Sra, DDS
Illumisure

Microabrasion

Are you tired of those brown or white stains on your teeth, and no matter what you do, they just won’t disappear? Well, now is the time to make an appointment to have the stains permanently removed with microabrasion.

Sometimes teeth have either brown or white stains that do not whiten well with bleaching alone. These stains are usually caused by a decalcification process of some sort or by a defect created during tooth formation. Many times these stains lighten significantly with bleaching but are not eliminated without further treatment. This is when microabrasion is most effective.

Microabrasion is a technique where Dr. Carol uses an acidic slurry to abrade away the outer layers of your teeth to eliminate the white and brown spots. It is not harmful to the teeth and most people feel that their teeth feel smoother and stronger after the procedure.

How does it work?

Teeth are isolated with a dental rubber dam to protect the gums from coming into contact with the abrasion substance. Teeth that are to be treated are first smoothed with a hand piece and then pumiced to remove any surface stains.

The pumice abrasion slurry is then applied to the teeth. After a few micro layers of enamel are removed, the slurry is rinsed with water and the results are evaluated. This process is repeated until the stain is gone. After the process is complete, the teeth are bathed in a fluoride gel to strengthen the teeth and the dam is removed. This entire process takes less these an hour and is permanent.

Take a look at a few examples of the dramatic changes you can make with microabrasion. Give Dr. Carol’s office a call for a consult.