Fluorosis

Fluorosis

Dental Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition which 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.

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