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