Doctors for Dental Fluorosis in Mulanthuruthy, Kochi
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Oral hygiene is utmost important to prevent cavities. This consists of regular professional cleaning once in every 6 months, brushing at least twice a day, and flossing at least daily. X-rays may be taken yearly to detect possible cavity development in high-risk areas of the mouth.
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS DIAGNOSED?
A dentist can diagnose dental fluorosis by physical examination and by asking about the patient's medical history. A radiographic X-ray may be done to support the diagnosis
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS TREATED?
In many cases, fluorosis is so mild that no treatment is needed. Or, it may only affect the back teeth where it can't be seen. The appearance of teeth affected by moderate-to-severe fluorosis can be significantly improved by a variety of techniques. Most of them are aimed at masking the stains. Such techniques may include: 1.Tooth whitening and other procedures to remove surface stains, note that bleaching teeth may temporarily worsen the appearance of fluorosis. 2. Bonding, which coats the tooth with a hard resin that bonds to the enamel 3.Crowns 4.Veneers, which are custom-made shells that cover the front of the teeth to improve their appearance, these are used in cases of severe fluorosis. 5.MI Paste, a calcium phosphate product that is sometimes combined with methods like microabrasion to minimize tooth discoloration
DID YOU KNOW?
Dental fluorosis is very common in areas which contain more fluorides. However, it doesn't lead to tooth decay, cavities or other dental problems.