Prosthodontist and Implant Dentistry Dr. Russell D. Nishimura, DDS, Westlake Village CA.

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A new beautiful smile is just a phone call today.

Call us at (805) 496-0026

Our office is located at 911 Hampshire Road, Suite 5, Westlake Village, CA.

Office Hours
(by appointment only)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.


Apr. 25, 2012
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Micro Abrasion

Do you have tooth stains or discoloration on your teeth that just won’t go away? There is a surprisingly simple solution - Micro Abrasion.

What's Micro Abrasion?

Micro Abrasion is a method that can be used to remove the stains, white flecks and surface discolorations from your teeth. It is a safe, minimal treatment of discolored teeth and also it is quick and painless, requiring no injections. Moreover, Micro Abrasion is often permanent, dependant on the type and extent of the discoloration.

How Micro Abrasion works?

One of the conditions we see among children is discoloration. A number of condition can cause discoloration of permanent teeth. For example, trauma to a baby tooth, an infection around a baby tooth, and high fevers or prolonged illness during childhood can cause discolorations. Fluoride can also cause some white or brown discolorations of the teeth when a child receives a high dose over a period of time. In Micro Abrasion, dentists carefully rub a compound on the teeth to remove the superficial stains and discoloration. This has proven to be very successful at removing many discolorations, especially effective with brown stains. White discolorations are often improved and sometimes totally eliminated.

Considerations of Micro Abrasion

Stains such as deeper, irreversible stain or discoloration, the result of trauma, root canal therapy or medications such as tetracycline may not be improved by Micro Abrasion. Bonding and porcelain veneers and crowns can be the alternatives.

Key Benefits of Micro Abrasion

  • Ideal for removing many of these discolorations including trauma to a baby tooth, an infection around a baby tooth, and high fevers or prolonged illness during childhood.
  • Simple procedure: quick and painless, requiring no injections.
  • Particularly effective with brown stains.