Friday 5 April 2024

Fluorosis - causes,symptoms and treatment procedure

 Fluorosis is a condition that results in white or brown speckles on your teeth. It’s caused by overexposure to fluoride in the early years of life, when your permanent teeth are developing. Fluorosis is a cosmetic concern and isn’t harmful to your health. But there are treatments that can address the issue.

What are the symptoms of fluorosis?

Tooth discoloration is the only symptom of fluorosis. Discoloration can vary depending on the severity of your condition.

  • Questionable: A few very light white flecks and white spots.
  • Very mild: Light white areas covering less than 25% of your tooth surfaces.
  • Mild: Light white areas covering less than 50% of your tooth surfaces.
  • Moderate: White or light brown areas covering more than 50% of your tooth surfaces.
  • Severe: White, light brown or dark brown spots affecting all surfaces. Your teeth may also have pitting (small depressions in your tooth enamel).

How do you get rid of fluorosis?

There are cosmetic dental procedures that can address fluorosis. The treatment that’s best for you depends on several factors, including the severity of fluorosis, your budget and your own personal preferences. Common fluorosis treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening. Your dentist applies bleaching gel to your teeth for a predetermined amount of time. The gel lightens your tooth enamel so it blends in with fluorosis. While teeth whitening is an option for mild cases of fluorosis, other treatments may be more suitable for you.
  • Dental bondingDuring this procedure, your dentist uses tooth-colored composite resin to cover up fluorosis stains. Your teeth are then shaped and polished for natural-looking results.
  • Dental veneersMade from resin or porcelain, veneers are thin shells that adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are custom-made, so you’ll need to have dental impressions to achieve the correct fit and size.
  • Dental crownsLike veneers, crowns are custom-made. However, this type of dental restoration fits over your entire tooth. Your dentist will need to remove some of your natural enamel so the crown fits properly.
  • Enamel microabrasion. During this procedure, your dentist removes a small layer of enamel from your teeth. This helps eliminate many fluorosis stains. Often, your dentist will follow enamel microabrasion with teeth whitening to make the color of your teeth even more uniform.
                                                                To know more,

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