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How do you treat fluorosis?

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In many cases, fluorosis is so mild that no treatment is needed. Or, it may only affect the back teeth where it can’t be seen.

Treatments that mask the stains include:

  • Tooth whitening (bleaching teeth may temporarily worsen the appearance)
  • Bonding
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • MI Paste, a calcium phosphate product

From: Fluorosis Overview WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: “Enamel Fluorosis.”

Reuters Health: “U.S. Lowers Limits for Fluoride in Water.”

KidsHealth.org: “Fluoride and Water.” 

CDC: “Prevalence and Severity of Dental Fluorosis in the United States, 1999-2004”

SimpleStepstoBetterDentalHealth.com: “Fluorosis.”

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: “The Story of Fluoridation.”

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 07, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: “Enamel Fluorosis.”

Reuters Health: “U.S. Lowers Limits for Fluoride in Water.”

KidsHealth.org: “Fluoride and Water.” 

CDC: “Prevalence and Severity of Dental Fluorosis in the United States, 1999-2004”

SimpleStepstoBetterDentalHealth.com: “Fluorosis.”

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: “The Story of Fluoridation.”

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 07, 2019

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