Melbourne Smile Clinic

Brown and white enamel spots

Tooth enamel can sometimes be affected with white or brown spots within the tooth substance. These enamel defects arise while the tooth enamel is being formed and are intrinsic to the tooth substance. Cleaning and brushing will not remove these spots. If small, they are not noticeable. But if large enough, the affected tooth can appear to be unclean or decayed. 

Removing these defects could involve drilling them out and placing a filling material in the tooth. However, at the Melbourne Smile Clinic, we want to take a conservative approach and treat the tooth enamel with a re-mineralising agent that can greatly reduce and even remove these spots without the need for invasive treatment. The pictures show a case of a large brown spot lesion on an anterior tooth that was successfully treated in such a way. 

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Covid-19 update: Level 1 restrictions

Level 1 restrictions in place: All routine dental treatment can provided with added precautions. Patients will be asked to use a 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthrinse prior to starting a procedure. Triage of patients will be carried out before an appointment is booked. We ask that patients who have been overseas over the last month, are feeling unwell or have been in contact with an infected person to delay dental visits. Social distancing measures have been set up in the waiting as well as the staggering of appointments. We ask that all patients sanitise their hands with the alcohol-based handrub provided when they present at reception. Thank you.