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Any Difference Between Fluorosis And Demineralization
Fluorosis/deminerali: Fluorosis appears as brown or white stains on the teeth. It is caused by too much Fluoride when you still have your baby teeth and the permanent teeth are developing. Demineralization is a breakdown of the enamel, and also appears as white spots. It is usually caused when bacteria in the mouth interacts with sugar to form acid. If not treated early, it will develop into a cavity. ...Read more
Will a take home whitening kid provided by the dentist be able to whiten aesthetic defects caused by fluorosis or demineralization?
Specificity: Fluorosis is a term given to abnormal tooth enamel formation as a result of excessive Fluoride consumption during tooth formation. Enamel hypoplasia is a more general term, and encompasses all types of inadequate enamel formation, including that caused by fluorosis. In other words, fluorosis is one form of enamel hypoplasia. Often, different types of hypoplasia are visually indistinguishable. ...Read more
Difference: Hypoplasia by definition means under developed so the enamel should be thin and fragile. Fluorosis can look similar but enamel should still be thick. Depending on severity it could still be very strong where as hypoplasia is not. Fluorosis may appear brown and white and chalky if it is quite severe as well. See a dentist if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Severe cases of fluorosis most likely need restorative work such as conservative resin restorations up to full coverage crowns. Mild cases can be treated with enamel microabrasion which basically removes the superficial affected enamel by mechanical means, lasers, or the use of acidic slurry. ...Read more
Fluorosis: The treatment for fluorosis will depend on the extent of the staining so this will vary for each person. The best way to find the answer for your particular situation is with a dental evaluation. Some of the possible solutions are bonding, veneers or crowns. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Possibly: Studies have shown that teeth with fluorosis may have statistically significant reduced bond strengths. This may or may not be clinically significant depending upon the degree of fluorosis, the size of the area being bonded, whether a composite filling, an orthodontic bracket, or porcelain laminate is being bonded, and the design and attention to detail exercised by the dentist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Couple reasons: Bones need adequate calcium and vitamin d intake, and bones need 2 b stressed 2 maintain the calcium content. Walking & other wt bearing exercise. Astronauts r very osteoporotic from long periods of weightlessness. @ ur age this is unusual & should b evaluated by an endocrinologist 4 the reason. ...Read more
Find the cause.: If your child has been diagnosed with dental fluorosis, it's important to determine the source of the Fluoride in the diet. Sometimes it's in the water and other times it is in a supplement given to the child. Wherever it comes from, you want to stop it before it affects the adult teeth forming in the jaw bones. ...Read more
Yes: Fluorosis is characterized by stains on the teeth because of high amount of fluoride...Demineralization if the breakdown of enamel, which can also be characterized by stain/change in color. Demineralization can lead to caries (cavities), but may arrest itself and remain a "dark" spot. ...Read more
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