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Is water pollution a cause for dental fluorosis?

Is water pollution a cause for dental fluorosis?

No: In agreement with dr stoval. It is abnormally high natural flouride concentrations in the drinking water, ingested for a long time, that cause flourosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Fluorosis (Definition)

Fluorosis is caused by an excessive intake of fluorine in drinking water, which may result in the mottling of ...Read more


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How common is dental fluorosis?

How common is dental fluorosis?

Very Common: Dental Fluorosis is very common and is caused by ingesting excessive fluoride during enamel formation. is a normal condition and only poses a cosmetic concern which can be remedied with teeth whitening, porcelain restorations or microabrasion. ...Read more

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Could mild dental fluorosis be removed?

Could mild dental fluorosis be removed?

Of course: Using the combination of microabrasion, MI Paste, and whitening is an efficient technique to treat fluorosis stains. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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What can I do to disguise dental fluorosis?

Disguise Fluorosis..: Treatment options for fluorosis vary and will depend in part on the severity of the fluorosis and what you can afford. Some of the common treatments: -abrasion -porcelain veneers/porcelain crowns -dental bonding some of these procedures can be combined and used together for a more effective treatment. Again depends on the severity of the fluorosis. ...Read more

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Is there any way to disguise dental fluorosis?

Can reduce them: If there are very superficial then they can be removed with a handpiece, if they are deeper then there is a techniques where they can be removed with certain procedures scrubbing the stains,,, if that does not work, then bonding can be done to cover up the stains ...Read more

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Could you have dental fluorosis and if you do?

Dental fluorosis: Fluoride is important for cavity prevention, but too much fluoride can cause dental fluorosis. The majority of dental fluorosis is mild and appears as white spots and no treatment is needed. See your dentist for evaluation and professional opinion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove mild dental fluorosis?

Is it possible to remove mild dental fluorosis?

Yes: Microabrasion!: A minimally invasive dental procedure called microabrasion uses a slurry of flour of pumice and a mild solution of hydrochloric acid to gently and painlessly remove the brown/gray stains of dental fluorosis. If your stains are white, then you can augment the effect with dental whitening afterward. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reverse dental fluorosis?

Can't: You live in an area where there's no Fluoride in the water supply, either natural or artificial. Mottling and discoloration may be due to reasons other than excessive fluoride. See a general dentist or a prosthodontist for restorative solutions to mask the discoloration...There's a plethora of solutions available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dental fluorosis and if you do?

Dental fluorosis: is a dental condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood. In most cases, fluorosis is so mild that no treatment is needed. There are many dental treatments available. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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I have dental fluorosis and was wondering what do I do?

Dental fluorosis : is a change in the appearance of the tooth's enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride. In most cases, fluorosis is so mild that no treatment is needed. There are many dental treatments available. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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When dental fluorosis starts, is it possible to stop it?

When dental fluorosis starts, is it possible to stop it?

Not reversible: The condition is not reversible, and treatment is limited to a few cosmetic dental procedures (microabrasion, veneers, etc). ...Read more

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How can you prevent severe dental fluorosis?

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 develop dental fluorosis because this is when permanent teeth are developing under the gums. Once the teeth erupt through the gums and are in the mouth, they can no longer develop fluorosis. Don't give children Fluoride toothpaste until they can spit. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby has dental fluorosis?

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

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Can you tell me how i can reverse dental fluorosis and general sodium fluorosis?

Can you tell me how i can reverse dental fluorosis and general sodium fluorosis?

Not reversible: You can reduce the risk that your child will get dental fluorosis, however, once fluorosis occurs the changes in the hypermineralized enamel remain irreversible and treatment is limited to cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for dental fluorosis?

Dental Fluorosis: Depending upon the depth, extent and color of the fluorosis, enamel microabrasion, tooth whitening, composite bonding, veneers or in the worst case scenario, ceramic crowns can restore your teeth to their natural beauty. Often a combination of methods is used. Discuss your options with a dentist knowledgeable about all these methods. ...Read more

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Dental fluorosis and braces what should I do?

Dental fluorosis and braces what should I do?

No correlation: What is your concern. The orthodontist may have an issue with bonding brackets do he would have to band your teeth. But with the bonding products out there today it should not be an issue. But i'm not sure what your concern is. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dental fluorosis?

What is the best treatment for dental fluorosis?

Fluorosis treatment: Flurosis usually leads to a mottled appearance to the teeth but they tend to be more impervious to decay. Esthetically this can be corrected on the teeth that show when smiling by use of veneers. ...Read more

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With treated or untreated dental fluorosis. How effective are the treatment options for fluorosis?

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 times can be rubbed out via mild pastes that we apply to the teeth. Unforunately the more severe forms generally require a type of bonding or crown restoration. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

Options: Bleaching or veneers. I would try bleaching first. It takes time to see results depending on how bad the stain is however it is less expensive than veneers and easier to maintain. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dental fluorosis? I lost my confidence because of it. Hopefully, you can help me. Thank you.

How to get rid of dental fluorosis? I lost my confidence because of it. Hopefully, you can help me. Thank you.

Fluorosis: Discoloration and pitting of enamel due to excessive levels of fluoride during the first 3-4 years of life can be esthetically treated. There are numerous restorative techniques available to address this issue. Please seek care with the most talented Restorative dentist in your area. Ask family, friends, co-workers for recommendations. Avoid "bargain" care. ...Read more

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Fluoride-induced dental fluorosis is called "ash-teeth." why does this happen?

Fluoride-induced dental fluorosis is called "ash-teeth." why does this happen?

Dental Fluorosis: Fluorosis occurs from systemic ingestion of tooth much fluoride during tooth development (meaning before they erupt). Fluorosis can be treated cosmetically with minimally invasive acid etching/whitening for less severe cases to bonding/porcelain veneers for more extreme cases. ...Read more

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Dental professionals - how can you tell difference between hypoplasia and fluorosis?

Dental professionals - how can you tell difference between hypoplasia and fluorosis?

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 more

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Can you begin to form fluorosis stains on your teeth when you are older?

Can you begin to form fluorosis stains on your teeth when you are older?

No: Fluorosis occurs while your teeth are developing. Brown staining can come from foods and liquids that stain teeth over time. Coffee, teas, colas, and smoking are all things that can cause brown staining. ...Read more

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Any temporary ways to hide a couple dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

? Veneer?: If the stain is really dark you may consider trying to cover it with a composite, but if it is really large and very dark a veneer may be necessary. ...Read more

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What are temporary ways to hide the two dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

Not really: There are no temporary ways that come to mind. Depending on the severity of fluorosis you may be able to remove them completely with enamel microabrasion, or hide them with bonding. Best to have dentist give you options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me temporary ways to hide the two dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

Can you tell me temporary ways to hide the two dark fluorosis stains on my front teeth?

Snap on smile: There is a product out there called snap on smile. While not inexpensive, might be the answer you are looking for check out details on the internet. ...Read more

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I brush my teeth and use mouthwash 3 times a day. Am i going to get fluorosis?

No: Fluorosis happens when the amount of Fluoride ingested is higher than ideal while the teeth are forming. At 32 years of age, your teeth are fully formed, and have been for a few decades. Also, toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain Fluoride do not cause fluorosis since you don't ingest them. Parents: make sure your kids don't eat the toothpaste, and only use a pea-sized amount for kids. ...Read more

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I don't drink coffee, tea and /or wine, neither do I smoke. I do have very mild fluorosis, is it possible to whiten my naturally yellow teeth?

Yes: But over the counter products are not going to help much. Go see your dentist and talk to them about options to make your smile the best it can be. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had fluorosis? What are causes?

Has anyone ever had fluorosis? What are causes?

More common lately: There are many sources of Fluoride in our environment. Besides misuse of Fluoride supplements and toothpaste (ingestion) there are sometimes high levels of Fluoride in imported foods and unregulated well water. Also surprisingly, carbonated soft drinks, juice boxes and cereals often have Fluoride as an ingredient. The effective level of Fluoride is measured in per million. ...Read more

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