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How to Get Rid of White Spots on Your Teeth After Whitening

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At-home teeth whitening doesn't offer instant results (nor should it claim to). The results are progressive, happening over the course of several weeks—after which periodic whitening is required to maintain your results. But what if you're both dissatisfied and a little surprised with those results? Some people who attempt to whiten their teeth might find that their overall smile is whiter, but certain parts of their teeth are even whiter than the rest. Is it normal for white spots to develop on teeth after whitening?

An Unwelcome Development

Since you're trying to improve the look of your teeth, the appearance of these white spots is likely an unwelcome development. It's not unheard of, and there's a clear cause. Fortunately, there's also a clear solution.


The problem can be traced to a surface irregularity with your dental enamel, which is the portion of the tooth that is being whitened. Hypo-calcification is when your enamel has a reduced level of calcium, which can make it weak and uneven. This may be genetic or related to your diet. It can also be the result of certain parts of your teeth being covered for an extended period of time, such as if you wore orthodontic braces. These white spots were always there, and it's simply that whitening has made them far more obvious.

Enamel Microdermabrasion

Your dentist can tackle your hypo-calcification in several ways. If your enamel is sufficiently thick, you may be a candidate for enamel microdermabrasion. This is when your dentist evens up the surfaces of your teeth so that they're more receptive to whitening (and that the results are even).  

Strategic Whitening

If your enamel lacks the density to receive microdermabrasion, you still have options. Your dentist can whiten teeth with far more precision than you can. They can whiten your dental enamel around the spots, which will allow the white spots to essentially blend into the background. Your other teeth will then be whitened to this new shade. 

Dental Restoration

If your dental enamel hypo-calcification means that your enamel is unsuitable for both enamel microdermabrasion or further whitening attempts, your dentist may suggest concealing the imperfection under a dental restoration. This could be a dental veneer, a dental crown, or dental bonding. The shade of the restoration will be the level of whiteness you want to achieve across your entire smile, with the rest of your teeth whitened to match the restoration.

Don't keep whitening your teeth if white spots start to develop. Further whitening will only make them more obvious, and you'll need some help from your dentist to ensure that your teeth are not only white, but evenly white.

Contact a dentist to learn more about your teeth whitening options.


29 June 2022