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Dental Fluorosis occurs when your tooth enamel (protective surface of teeth) experiences a high dosage of highly concentrated fluoride during the natural stages of tooth development.
Generally this will only occur during the early stages of tooth development, between the ages of 3 months to 8 years old. Very often when it does happen, the effects of fluorosis will be very unnoticeable and can be seen as tiny white streaks or specks on the affected teeth.
Unfortunately in more severe cases, the teeth can become rough (making it hard to clean), uneven and very discoloured with brown markings.
Fluorosis will occur because young children have come into contact with an excessive amount of fluoride during the important development stages of their life. During this time it is important that their parents try to limit the amount of exposure their children have to fluoride.
Fluoride can be found in a number of sources, including:
During this stage of your child’s life it is very important to try and monitor the intake of fluoride to make sure that there are no future problems with fluorosis. It is also very important to ensure you child is regularly attending their dental check ups and hygienist appointments as they will be able to identify the early stages of fluorosis.
If you have suffered from dental fluorosis or you are worried about your child, please do not hesitate to call us today or fill out the short form below to arrange your free consultation today!