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?
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?
Mostly, fluorosis is pretty mild, and does not require any treatment. The dentist can fix the appearance with procedures aimed at whitening the teeth. Also, bonding can be carried out to coat the hard part of the enamel, known as resin.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dental fluorosis is a common condition in areas where water contains more fluorides