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How common is dental fluorosis?

How common is dental fluorosis?

Pretty Common: Most communities in major metropolitan areas fluoridate their water, a good thing. But unknowing parents sometimes supplement childrens diet with Fluoride vitamins. Too much Fluoride in the developing child can produce mottling of the teeth producing a chalky white appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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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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