Dental Fluorosis s a condition caused by overexposure of teeth to fluorine. The overexposure usually occurs during the first eight years of life, which is the time permanent teeth are formed. Teeth affected by fluorosis appear discoloured. Symptoms are:
• Lacy white markings on teeth
• Stains ranging from yellow to brown
• Irregular surface
• Obvious pits on teeth
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS DIAGNOSED?
Routine dental checkups are recommended as they will help in identifying the cavities at early stages. Dental x rays show cavities much before they are visible to the eye.
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS TREATED?
Treatment involves filling, use of dental crowns a root canal procedure based on the extent of damage and the seriousness of the tooth decay. Filling is the most common treatment option in dentistry.
DID YOU KNOW?
A calcium phosphate toothpaste can also be used for treatment.