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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience in Dentistry
Many tests: Your dentist will do a differential diagnosis between caries and fluorosis. Skeletal flourosis can be tested by drinking water Fluoride level testing. ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience in Dentistry
Spotting: Fluorosis presents as white to brown spotting on your enamel. These spots are softer than the rest of the enamel, so they wear out more easily, result ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Time: Fluorosis is a condition that can happen when children between the ages of 3 months and 8 years are overexposed to fluoride, usually from swallowing t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience in Dentistry
No: There is very little benefit from over-the-counter whitening products anyways. A professional whitening from a dentist will whiten teeth even with flu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
30 years experience in Dentistry
Fluorosis: Dental fluorosis although not rampant generally speaking, still occurs as isolated events. I usually suggest checking with your local water bureau to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Not sure: The tooth staining from tetracycline is not superficial like coffee, smoking, etc but part of the enamel itself.. Not sure if there is anything than c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
No: No. You only get the discoloration if you take tetracycline during tooth formation.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Luride (fluoride): This is fluoride.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience in Dentistry
Nonabrasive kind: Enamel can only be preserved by using nonabrasive tooth paste (usually the inexpensive kind). Fluoride on the toothpaste can also help in preventing ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
White strips: The best way to lighten your too is by working with a dentist. Sometimes fluorosis spots can become more pronounced with white strips. A Dentist can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherly Alex
17 years experience in Dentistry
Dental care..: Duraphat is normally prescribed if you're a high risk for dental caries. It contains 5000 ppm Fluoride which provides greater anti-caries benefits. Co ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Studies have shown that teeth with fluorosis may have statistically significant reduced bond strengths. This may or may not be clinically significant ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely wor ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron E. Bell
44 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes and no: Old fillings can leak and cause discoloration. Silver amalgam filling can leach silver ions into the tooth.. Tooth colored composite fillings can leak ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
22 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
More specific: You need to be more specific...Do you mean if your enamel is thinned out due to attrition and they are becoming more and more translucent and thin, th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
Multiple: To get a cavity you need three things to be present; a susceptible host tooth fermentable carbohydrates specific type of bacteria must be present ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: No i don't think it is. But the bad habits that cause tooth decay are passed on through families. I have heard patients say that bad teeth run in th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
Too much, too young: Too much systemic (swallowed) Fluoride prior to age 6 (while the permanent teeth are forming under the gums) disrupts the tooth forming process. Once ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Unfounded fear: You've done no harm. To educate yourself regarding this subject, please read from the following link: http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/advocatin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
No: Topical Fluoride can not cause fluorosis. Excess systemic (swallowsed) Fluoride can only cause fluorosis prior to age six (while the crown of the too ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Dental Fluorosis: Mild dental fluorosis might be able to be removed by micro-abrasion and polishing, tooth whitening, composite bonding or combinations of these techniq ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Yes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Yes, but: Yes, but see a dentist for recommended treatment options to restore teeth to the healthiest state possible.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience in Dentistry
No: Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening. In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, wh ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
No: No, they cannot. Craze lines are caused by by teeth hitting against teeth.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience in Dentistry
It does not: I have successfully bleached hundreds of teeth with no damage to the enamel. The only side effect is occassional gum irritation or tooth sensitivity.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Melucci
32 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Enamel fluorosis. : Enamel fluorosis can manifest itself as mild whitish spots, to more severe brown-yellowish pitting and staining of the teeth. The milder forms often ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: Severe cases of fluorosis most likely need restorative work such as conservative resin restorations up to full coverage crowns. Mild cases can be trea ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Dental fluorosis is a defect in the enamel of teeth. Most cases are cosmetic defects. The treatment can include white filling to caver the defect, v ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Flouride: Exclusively formula fed babies with fluoride in water can cause mild cases of dental fluorosis. But , if amount is as low as you have suggested , no r ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't eat toothpaste: If you live in an area with fluoridated water, do not get a Fluoride tablet prescription for your children. Only children aged 8yrs ; younger can dev ... Read More
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