Doctors for Dental Fluorosis in Malmaddu, Hubli-Dharwad
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When there is excessive exposure to fluoride in the first eight years of a child’s life, then this condition can set in. This is a cosmetic condition that leads to discolouration of the teeth along with other symptoms like pits and surface unevenness of the teeth. Taking too much of fluoride supplements in one’s childhood can also lead to this condition.
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS DIAGNOSED?
The dentist and dental hygienist will ask about the child's fluoride intake. This will help to determine if the discoloration seen is a result of fluorosis. They also will ask about past and present medical conditions or disabilities that may affect the child's teeth. The dentist will examine the child's teeth and gums and take X-rays to make sure the teeth have no other defects or cavities.
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS TREATED?
Treatment techniques for dental fluorosis are tooth whitening techniques. Bonding is another technique for masking fluorosis. Application of MI paste is also used for correcting dental fluorosis. Another technique is use of veneers for covering the front teeth for improving appearance.
DID YOU KNOW?
A calcium phosphate toothpaste can also be used for treatment.