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Fluorosis is a condition that results from the intake of excess fluoride. It results in mottled teeth, calcification of ligaments, and skeletal problems. Exposure to high levels of fluoride can cause symptoms, such as stomach pain, excess salivation, nausea, and vomiting.

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My smile looks unappealing due to yellow teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a large white spot on one of my front teeth. My teeth are yellow and it makes my smile look bad. When I was young, I had used a paste given to me by my dentist. I cannot remember the name of it, but I was supposed to scrub it on my teeth, leave it for five minutes and then spit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

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Why do I get white spots on teeth during cold weather?

Query: Hi doctor, I get white spots on my teeth periodically in cold weather climates. I am getting married in this climate, and I do not want spots on my teeth on my wedding day. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanga. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Congratulations on your wedding. Good to hear. Sounds like a fluorosis. It happens due to fluoride deposits on the tooth. And it does not appear periodic. It will be there all your lifetime. Need a picture of your tooth for better diagnosis. You can consult a cosmeto...  Read Full »

How to manage fluorosis present in the upper front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper two teeth have fluorosis and they come outside. So, can I correct those two teeth only?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have mentioned about fluorosis in your two front teeth, you can get it treated either with a procedure called as bleaching or you can get veneers, that is, a layer to cover the teeth. You have also mentioned that the front two teeth are moving outside. For tha...  Read Full »

How to make white spots on teeth less noticeable?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently started getting white spots on my two front teeth. What is it? How can I make it less noticeable?  Read Full »

Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to White spots on the teeth might be due to: Plaque (tartar) accumulation on the teeth due to improper brushing. Decalcification of the outer enamel layer of the tooth called the enamel hypoplasia. Initial stages of tooth decay called incipient caries. Fluorosis. ...  Read Full »

Why are teeth chipping, cracking, sensitive and sore since pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Since I was pregnant with my 1-year-old son, my teeth have been chipping, cracking, very sensitive and very sore. I noticed even today. My gums are turning white. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the picture which you have sent me, what I can see is that your teeth are not in a very good condition. You are suffering from a condition called fluorosis, which is caused due to the excessive deposition of fluoride in the teeth, which ultimately leads to weaken...  Read Full »

Is fluorosis genetic and gets transmitted from parents?

Query: Hello doctor, About nine years ago, my friends and I did moronic stuff. For nearly a month, we inhaled duster, which is difluoroethane or something similar. I do not know how many cans I used, maybe 20. I recently read that it can cause fluorosis. We also drank Listerine twice, which may or may not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Enamel hypoplasia results from deficiency, trauma during calcification, enamel destruction during crown formation, and genetic defect. Fluorosis is not linked with hypoplasia. Also, fluorosis can occur due to a concentration of fluoride of mo...  Read Full »

How to permanently cure the fluorosis of the teeth?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend has fluorosis. Due to fluorosis, she does not have confidence in herself. She is not able to talk freely. Can it be cured permanently? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. In general, there are two treatment plans for fluorosis. One is veneering, where thin flakes of teeth-colored material are attached to the original teeth up to the smile line, that is, the front upper and lower teeth,...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options to treat discolored teeth due to fluorosis other than veneers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a discolored enamel. My doctor suggested that it could be due to fluorosis. My teeth have been brittle since childhood and would frequently chip off. Also, I had cavities for which I got root canal treatment done for four teeth. The yellowish discoloration of my teeth is bothe...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Many treatment options mask the white spots and help achieve a beautiful smile. A veneer is a permanent solution with a life of 10 to 15 years. However, the other treatment options include tooth whitening or composite fillings. I hope this helps.  Read Full »

How to remove yellow stains from my teeth due to fluorosis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. I have yellow spots on my teeth. I consulted a doctor and he told me it as fluorosis. Now I am looking for a way to remove these yellow spots present on my teeth.   Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly send the images of the yellow spots. So, I can guide you further for management to have a complete recovery and sparking tooth forever. Yellow spots can occur due to various reasons. Fluorosis causes discoloration of teeth due to ex...  Read Full »

Does activated charcoal remove stains due to dental fluorosis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old. I am suffering from dental fluorosis. The stains are present from my childhood and they are getting darker now especially on the front teeth. I consulted a doctor and he suggested a procedure that was very costly. I read that activated charcoal helps in removing toxins a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the query. Please upload an image of your teeth. After seeing it, I can help you to guide you further. Fluorosis occurs due to excess fluoride deposition. Children of eight years and below are at risk as it occurs while having the development of perma...  Read Full »

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