Dental Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition that does not affect the health of your teeth. It is caused by consuming too much fluoride while the ‘adult’ teeth are being formed. This means Fluorosis generally only occurs between the ages of 3 months to 8 years old. Once the teeth have broken through the gums you cannot develop fluorosis.
This condition is shown by faint white/brown lines or discolouration spots on the enamel of the tooth or the tooth surface. In most cases, Fluorosis is unnoticeable, with tiny white specks or streaks on the surface of affected teeth. However, in more severe cases of Fluorosis the teeth can become extremely discoloured, uneven and rough.
Treatment is very simple & involves removing the staining & replacing it with a natural looking filling
If your kids experience Fluorosis contact Spires today to find out how it can be treated
Dr. Anne Gormley is a highly experienced dentist who has been practising for over 30 years after graduating from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne School of Dental Sciences in 1991. She is also a facial aesthetic clinician, having obtained the Level 7 PGCert in Non-surgical Facial Aesthetics in 2019 from Northumbria University. She received her MFGDP(UK) qualification in 1996 from the Royal College of Surgeons, completed an Open University module in Paediatric Dentistry from Bristol University and finished a one-year part-time course in implant surgery and prosthetics. Dr. Anne has worked in the Restorative Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Orthodontic Department in the Waveney Hospital.
Dr. Anne specialises in cosmetic dentistry, with a particular interest in Align, Bleach, Bond (ABB). This technique involves straightening the teeth using Invisalign, followed by teeth whitening treatments and composite bonding and veneers. She loves enhancing facial features with non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxins (also known as “Botox”) and Profhilo. In addition, Dr. Anne also specialises in crown, bridgework and ceramic veneers.