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Will a take home whitening kid provided by the dentist be able to whiten aesthetic defects caused by fluorosis or demineralization?

Will a take home whitening kid provided by the dentist be able to whiten aesthetic defects caused by fluorosis or demineralization?

It may lessen: the effects. However, those types of enamel defects can be very difficult to completely remove and require multiple in-office visits using a stronger concentration of whitening chemicals. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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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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Can topical fluoridation cause fluorosis even if a patient doesn't swallow any fluoride?

No: Topical Fluoride is absorbed by the enamel. Fluoride penetrates only to a very, very thin layer. Fluorosis happens as the tooth develops. It takes place years before the tooth erupts in the mouth. It requires a very high level of Fluoride intake. It is not the only reason a tooth can develop white or brown spots as it forms. ...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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Giving my newborn baby nursery water with fluoride for the past 6 weeks. Didn't know about fluorosis risk and I'm scared now. Did I cause harm?

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/advocating-for-the-public/fluoride-and-fluoridation ...Read more

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What are the tests for fluorosis?

Many tests: Your dentist will do a differential diagnosis between caries and fluorosis. Skeletal flourosis can be tested by drinking water Fluoride level testing. Blood and urine samples. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have fluorosis?

See Dentists: There are many reasons for tooth discoloration, including but not limited to excess Fluoride intake while crowns of permanent teeth are forming, from about 6 months in utero until about age 8. Your dentist can determine the cause of discoloration and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat fluorosis?

Cosmetics: Some fluorosis can be lessened via various bleaching techniques. Sometimes a mild abrasion paste can be used to remove the superficial layer of enamel, which is usually the most affected by these opaque white spots. Sometimes more aggressive cosmetic procedures, such as the placement of ceramic veneers, is the only way to correct this. Often, it's best to leave mild cases of fluorisis alone. ...Read more

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Can using white strips make fluorosis worst?

Definitely, no: Only a child may get the enamel fluorosis if he or she gets too much fluoride during the years of tooth development. It is not possible at your age. ...Read more

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