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White spots on teeth can be a major issue to some people. There are multiple factors that can cause white marks on teeth: orthodontic treatment, poor oral hygiene, demineralization of the enamel on the teeth, fluorosis. In the past the only solutions were a filling, porcelain crown or porcelain veneer, which are quire invasive and require drilling. Resin infiltration is a non-invasive restorative treatment, most often used for post-ortho white-spot lesions (WSLs), congenital hypo-calcified enamel lesions (hypo spots), fluorosis and beginning stage enamel caries.

Now, with the new resin infiltration system Icon, we  can remove white spots on the teeth in one non-invasive treatment. Icon white spot treatment is now available in Archer Heights near Midway airport in Chicago at Archer Dental.

What Are White Spot Lesions on Teeth?

White spot lesions appear when there is an imbalance between demineralization and remineralization of the enamel. White spot lesions can be a result of poor hygiene, plaque buildup and acids produced as byproducts of bacteria. Over time, remineralization at the surface decreases the access of calcium and other ions to deeper portions of the enamel, eventually stalling growth of the lesion. The lesions look white because demineralized enamel scatters the light differently, then healthy enamel.


What Causes White Discolorations on Teeth?

We get frequently asked "What causes white spots on my teeth?”. This question has many answers. We list most common causes for white lesions on teeth below:

  • Bacterial Overgrowth. In case of insufficient oral hygiene, too much bacteria accumulates on teeth. All that bacteria produce acids that over time can cause the white spots.

  • Fluorosis. Fluorosis is  excess of fluoride to the teeth, is commonly seen in children whose teeth are still developing. This is not caused by brushing too much, but from consuming too much fluoride.

  • Low-calcium diet. Diet deficient in calcium can result in white spots on teeth because the enamel is weakened. In this case it is recommended to focus on eating a high-calcium, low acid diet. Foods high in calcium include cheese, variety of nuts, and plenty of greens.

  • Braces. Patients with braces are at risk of getting white spots.White marks can appear where the brackets were positioned the teeth. Over time white spots caused by braces tend to disappear. Although it's important to note, that poor oral hygiene can make them more prominent.

  • High fever and certain medications. Patients who have experienced high fever or have been taking drugs containing amoxicillin may experience discoloration on their teeth due to weakening of the enamel.

  • Smoking while pregnant. Children, whose mothers continued smoking tobacco throughout pregnancy may develop condition called “enamel hypoplasia”, which results in white spots on teeth.

Bottom line: there are many causes of white spots on teeth, the causes listed here are just a few possibilities. We recommend consulting your dentist in Chicago at Archer Dental to explore your options.

What Is Icon White Spot Removal?

Icon is a gentle treatment that improves appearance of teeth by reducing white spots. Icon removes white marks, makes the tooth a uniform color without covering up its natural color. The best part is that Icon white spot removal is pain free, does not use any injections, drilling. If you have white spots on your teeth, schedule you consultation  with one of our dentists at Archer Dental in Chicago and we will help you erase the white spots.

Anethesia-free and pain-free treatment to remove white spots in Chicago at Archer Dental.

How Does Icon White Spot Removal Work?

The first step is to apply Icon Etch to the tooth surface. The purpose for the etching gel is to open up dentinal tubules, to enable the penetration of the resin. Icon Dry is applied to dry out the surface. Once tooth’s surface is prepared Icon Resin Infiltrant is applied and cured with a lamp. Resin infiltrate is a type of resin that blocks acid and it helps to preserve the tooth from any further decay. Finally, the tooth is polished and the white spots on the teeth are instantly gone. 

What Are The Benefits Of Icon White Spot Treatment

  • Restore even color of the teeth

  • Get your confidence back

  • Healthy looking smile

  • Quick

  • Minimally invasive

  • No pain

  • No drilling involved

  • No recovery time

  • Reliable results

  • Safe to use

Our specialist dentists – Dr Tony and Dr Vikash are trained to use Icon to remove white spots on teeth.


Need an appointment? Contact us today!

Dental Glossary
Laser Biostimulation

A form of Low Intensity Laser Therapy which improves healing  of post operative tissues.  The light energy stimulates the metabolic processes, inducing tissue regeneration.

Crown Lengthening

A surgical procedure that reduces gum tissue to expose more of the tooth surface. Some people seek crown lengthening to alter a “gummy smile,” in which the gums are visible above the teeth when smiling.

Periodontal Pockets

Periodontal pockets are spaces between the gum line and the teeth, that have become infected. When left untreated, these pockets can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal pockets are one of the major signs of gum disease.

Dentin Hypersensistivity

A condition which causes the inner (dentin) layer of tooth to become exposed. This condition can develop as a result of receding gums. Patients experience sharp pain due to pressure or hot/cold beverages.


Inflammatory process that affects soft and hard tissues around dental implants. The soft tissues become inflamed, while the hard tissue (alveolar bone), is lost over time.


Frenulum is a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. In dentistry, frenulum is referred to lingual or labial frenulum. Frenectomy is a process of removing or modifying that tissue. 

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