What is a Dental Fluorosis?

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It is defined as a disorder in which there is a large intake of fluoride which is a metal. It occurs when the teeth are developing. It occurs mainly when the child is 1 to 4 year old. The children who are above the age of 8 are not at risk. In the early stages fluorosis appears as small white streaks which cannot be noticed. In the later stages it appears as a black and brown with the cracking as well as formation of pits on the teeth. Most of the water fluoridation causes mild type of fluorosis. They affect the esthetics of teeth. The severity of fluorosis depends on the amount of fluoride, exposure as well as the age of child. The other factor can be nutrition. The fluorosis can also occur due to the pollution from coal which is rich in the fluoride and by a brick tea.

What are the signs and symptoms of dental fluorosis?

It includes the small white streaks which cannot be noticed. In the later stages it appears as a black and brown with the cracking as well as formation of pits on the teeth.

What are the causes of dental fluorosis?

It includes the large intake of fluoride which is a metal. It occurs when the teeth are developing. It can also occur due to the pollution from coal which is rich in the fluoride and by a brick tea.

How dental fluorosis can be treated?

It includes the cosmetic treatment by a dentist. The cost and success of the treatment depends on the type of treatment. The treatment options are bleaching of the teeth, micro abrasion and porcelain veneers in which a layer of porcelain is given. One can also go for restorations of composites. In case of staining present on surface one can go for bleaching and micro abrasion. In the deeper surface one can go for conservative treatments.

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