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Causes Of 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 34 years old, can I still get dental fluorosis. I am afraid i used too much flouride on my teeth and now i see white specs of my enamel flaking.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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