A 53-year-old member asked:
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dental professionals - how can you tell difference between hypoplasia and fluorosis?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Patient history: The results of each condition are similar but have different causes. Enamel fluorosis is caused by too much systemic Fluoride intake. High doses can be toxic to the enamel forming cells called ameloblasts. Enamel hypoplasia can have many causes; infectious, nutritional, chemical, or traumatic factors can all play a role. The ameloblasts are damaged and don't form emamel properly in this case.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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