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What are the tests for fluorosis?

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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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 do I know if I have fluorosis?

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?

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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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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I think I have fluorosis. How can I tell for sure?

Yes: Fluorosis is characterized by stains on the teeth because of high amount of fluoride...Demineralization if the breakdown of enamel, which can also be characterized by stain/change in color.

Demineralization can lead to caries (cavities), but may arrest itself and remain a "dark" spot. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fluorosis?

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

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Is there a way to fix my fluorosis and what age do you have to be to fix it?

Yes: Fluorosis, or discoloration in the teeth from excessive Fluoride exposure, can be easily taken care of. Sometimes just whitening the teeth can remove much of the stain. In-office whitening is stronger and has helped many patients find a better blending of the coloration. There is also a procedure using microabrasion. Bonding, veneers or crowns may be necessary for more severe cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could fix my fluorosis and what age do you have to be to fix it?

Cover it: Depending on how bad it is, veneers may be needed. Sometimes you can make it better with tray whitening for a long time, or bonding.

Any adult can get this done at any time. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fluorosis?

Depends: Severe cases of fluorosis most likely need restorative work such as conservative resin restorations up to full coverage crowns. Mild cases can be treated with enamel microabrasion which basically removes the superficial affected enamel by mechanical means, lasers, or the use of acidic slurry. ...Read more

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In what cases does deep bleaching reverse fluorosis?

The effects of: Fluorosis can be lessened drastically with long-term bleaching and other techniques. Consult with your dentist for the various treatment options available. Crowns and veneers are no longer the only solution in many cases. ...Read more

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What's the apparent difference between fluorosis or hypoplasia?

Specificity: Fluorosis is a term given to abnormal tooth enamel formation as a result of excessive Fluoride consumption during tooth formation. Enamel hypoplasia is a more general term, and encompasses all types of inadequate enamel formation, including that caused by fluorosis. In other words, fluorosis is one form of enamel hypoplasia. Often, different types of hypoplasia are visually indistinguishable. ...Read more

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After bleaching some patches of fluorosis are brighter. What can I do?

Cosmetic bonding: It's a common problem when bleaching teeth with fluorosis or white spots. Cosmetic bonding may be an excellent and quick solution to this problem. ...Read more

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Will whitening strips make fluorosis worst?

Evaluation: The answer to your question is best handled by a dentist who can personally examine you and discuss treatment options. There is no blanket yes or no answer to your question. ...Read more

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I drink brick tea daily. Will I get fluorosis?

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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Any difference between fluorosis and demineralization?

Any difference between fluorosis and demineralization?

Yes: Fluorosis is characterized by stains on the teeth because of high amount of fluoride...Demineralization if the breakdown of enamel, which can also be characterized by stain/change in color. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fluorosis and demineralization?

Fluorosis/deminerali: Fluorosis appears as brown or white stains on the teeth. It is caused by too much Fluoride when you still have your baby teeth and the permanent teeth are developing.

Demineralization is a breakdown of the enamel, and also appears as white spots. It is usually caused when bacteria in the mouth interacts with sugar to form acid. If not treated early, it will develop into a cavity. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between fluorosis and demineralization?

Difference in hardne: In fluorosis the tooth is actually harder; the enamel is stronger. In demineralization the enamel has 'soft' spots that appear as pre-cavities with an explorer. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way to cover fluorosis stain on my tooth?

Fluorosis: The treatment for fluorosis will depend on the extent of the staining so this will vary for each person. The best way to find the answer for your particular situation is with a dental evaluation. Some of the possible solutions are bonding, veneers or crowns. ...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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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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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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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?

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 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?

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

Dental Fluorosis: See the following and if you still need information, please post a detailed question.
http://www. Ada. Org/5172.aspx? Currenttab=2 and http://children.Webmd. Com/fluorosis-symptoms-causes-treatments. ...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