“You know, I wasn’t very concerned about my teeth. I knew I had spots on my teeth, but it never bothered me until I started teaching preschool and some of the kids would say, ‘Hey! You didn’t brush your teeth today!” says Michelle Webb. “I had asked a dentist about getting rid of the spots before, and he mentioned porcelain veneers, but I wasn’t interested in having something glued to my teeth,” she continues, regarding the invasive and often expensive procedure. “I didn’t know there was anything I could do to remove the spots from my teeth, so when I found out about this Opalustre treatment, it was really enticing to me,” Webb recalls with a smile. Opalustre, a chemical and mechanical abrasion slurry, removes the white, brown, and/or multi-colored defects or decalcifications that occur on many people’s teeth. This is often caused by fluorosis—the mottling of tooth enamel caused by exposure to excessive fluoride during childhood. Often times, the white spots caused by fluorosis darken and become more noticeable over time.