What is ICON Resin Infiltration?

ICON resin infiltration is ideal for children who have white spots on their teeth. These white spots are known as white-spot lesions, or WSL’s. They can be caused by poor oral hygiene as well as acid wear that demineralizes the teeth. ICON treatment helps to eliminate these white spots without the need for drills or anesthetic.

Laser Frenectomy – How Does It Work?

A soft tissue laser does not cut. Instead, it vaporizes tissue with light energy almost painlessly. In addition, the laser procedure causes almost no bleeding. Lasers sterilize at the touch and therefore cause less risk of infection. Healing is very quick—a laser stimulates bio-regeneration. The result is beautiful tissue and less chance of relapse.

Tongue Tie

What Does It Really Mean?

Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is the restriction of tongue movement as a result of fusion or adherence of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. A tongue-tie is caused by a frenum that is abnormally short or attached too close to the tip of the tongue.

Normal tongue function is important for multiple reasons. Among the many benefits, normal tongue function allows a baby to latch adequately and breastfeed efficiently, promotes normal speech development, makes it possible for a child to self-cleanse the mouth during eating, supports adequate swallowing patterns, allows for proper growth and development, and makes fun little things like eating ice cream, kissing, or sticking your tongue out to catch snowflakes possible.

Challenges That Can Occur With A Tongue-Tie

  • Inability to open mouth widely, affecting speech and eating habits
  • Inability to speak clearly when talking fast/loud/soft
  • Clicking jaws
  • Pain in jaws
  • Protrusion of the lower jaw (inferior prognathism)
  • Effects on social situations such as kissing, licking ice cream
  • Dental health complications such as a tendency toward inflamed gums and increased need for periodontal surgery
  • In the elderly, difficulty in keeping a denture in place

Lip Tie

How Can A Lip-Tie Affect My Child?


  • Pain with breastfeeding
  • Inability to adequately flange the maxillary lip upward during breastfeeding, affecting an infant’s latch and ability to create a good seal
  • Formation of a large gap between the maxillary central incisors, called a diastema
  • Difficulties with brushing and flossing
  • Increased risk of dental decay
  • Repeated trauma to the maxillary frenum because it is so low and prominent

Why is ICON Resin Infiltration needed?

It is not uncommon for kids to have white spots on their teeth. These spots are often a sign of poor oral hygiene as well as a poor diet. Acid wear can typically cause these white spots to form. ICON is useful when it comes to eliminating these spots and improving the look of your child’s smile.

Who is a candidate for ICON Resin Infiltration?

Children who have white-spot lesions and who require professional treatment of these spots are good candidates for ICON. ICON is safe, effective and requires no anesthetic or drilling. It is a great choice for kids of all ages, and we can examine their teeth to determine if they would benefit from ICON. ICON treatment can be done in about an hour in our office and delivers permanent results.

What happens during the ICON Resin Infiltration process?

To begin, we will sit your child comfortably in one of our dental chairs. We then clean the tooth using a pumice scrub. A drying agent is applied to the teeth before the ICON resin is applied. The ICON treatment is left on the teeth for several minutes before being cured. The process is again repeated for one or two more times. ICON treatment requires absolutely no drilling or shots. It is done in just one appointment in our office and delivers dramatic results. Your child’s teeth look better and are healthier as a result. This treatment is ideal for children and teens of all ages who currently have white spots on their teeth.

Art of Pediatric Dentistry in Bellevue offers innovative ICON Resin Infiltration treatments, serving families in Kirkland, Redmond, and Issaquah. This minimally invasive procedure is ideal for treating early cavities and improving your child's dental health. If you have any questions regarding ICON treatment, call us today so that we can get you in for a procedure.

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