At Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe in maximizing the use of dental technology to improve the effectiveness of your treatment, the appearance of your smile and your experience at our office. If you have a small area of decay or a cavity, or if you have a discolored area on your tooth, Dr. Kathy Daroee can address the issue using a type of dental technology known as microabrasion in Woodland Hills, California.

Microabrasion uses a solution and mild abrasives to gently remove decayed material and is so gentle that in many cases, a local anesthetic may not be needed. It can also be used frequently in combination with regular tooth whitening treatments to remove spots from a tooth. Although the treatment may at first leave a rough spot on your tooth, that is easily repaired by the ingredients in your own saliva. In the case of repairing tooth decay, Microabrasion combined with a composite filling results in a healthier and more attractive smile. Microabrasion is a non-invasive way to address minor dental issues, and we look forward to telling you more about it during your visit with our dentist at our office. Schedule an appointment today by calling 818-347-1550.

Microabrasion FAQ

What is microabrasion?

Microabrasion involves the use of a mild acid solution to gently remove stained or damaged tooth tissue and address minor dental issues. By gently cleaning the teeth with this solution, stains and discolorations can be removed, and our dentist can determine if any additional treatments are needed to restore the original color and shape of the teeth.

When is microabrasion used?

Microabrasion is typically recommended to treat discoloration on the tooth enamel. This discoloration may be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Dietary habits
  • Tetracycline staining
  • Smoking or the use of other tobacco products
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Use of antibiotics
  • Illness or infection
  • Tooth decay
  • Dental trauma
  • Fluorosis

What are the benefits of microabrasion?

Microabrasion is a completely non-invasive way to address minor dental issues. It quick and comfortable to perform, and it works to preserve more of your natural tooth structure to promote your long-term oral health.

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