dental flurosis

DENTAL FLUOROSIS

It is a condition that affects the color and surface of the teeth. It is caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life. This is the time when most permanent teeth are formed. 

Causes: Major cause of fluorosis is in the appropriate use of fluoride-containing dental products such as toothpaste and mouth rines.

Another cause is drinking more fluoridated water during childhood. 

Symptoms: Teeth affected by fluorosis may appear discolored. Stains ranging from yellow to dark brown. A white lacy patch may also be seen on the surface of the tooth. Surface irregularities. Pits that are highly noticeable. 

Treatment : 

Professional teeth whitening procedures: BLEACHING: 

It contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and these products remove both surface and deep stains on teeth and make teeth become even lighter than their normal shade. 

Your treatment can be done after your professional teeth cleaning. This helps to remove built-up plaque and tartar, So the treatment can even whiten your teeth. 

After teeth cleaning and drying, a protective barrier will be set over your gums. Next whitening gel is applied to your teeth With your eyes protected, the light will be directed at your enamel to activate the whitening gel. This procedure will be repeated several times until your goal is achieved. After the treatment, the barrier will be removed, and excess gell will be cleaned

CROWNS: 

These are placed if the tooth surface is more affected. To achieve the desired result and to improve the appearance of your teeth, Crown placement is advisable. These are fabricated in metal-ceramic and zirconium. 

VENEERS: 

These are custom made shells that cover the front part of your teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth. 

TOOTH BONDING PROCEDURES: 

It is the application of composite resin on to your teeth. It coats the teeth with a hard resin that bonds to enamel to look better on your teeth. 

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