Fluoride Stain Solutions

Do you have white and brown streaks or spots on your teeth? You may think it is a form of tooth decay, but you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early in its development, which may cause staining.

What Does Fluorosis Look Like?

Fluorosis comes can be very mild, mild, moderate, and severe. In the two mild instances, mottling of a tooth’s enamel is hardly perceptible and usually shows up as a faded white streak or spot.

In many cases, Dr. Ryan Love or his hygienist will be the first to notice it because of all the attention they pay to your teeth. Usually, because the condition is rather common and not very visible to the naked eye, it isn’t considered detrimental enough to treat.

Moderate and severe fluorosis, on the other hand, will certainly be noticeable. The discoloration will likely affect more than one tooth across a larger surface area of enamel. Sometimes, the coloring can include an outline of brown as well. Most people live with fluorosis as it is not very noticeable and you may not even know you have it.

If it something that bothers you we have some solutions.

Fixing Fluorosis

The three favorable methods to correct fluorosis involve a bit of work and cost, but they can be successful. They are dental bonding, veneers, and deep whitening.

If you are interested in tackling your own fluorosis, call our office or complete the form below.

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