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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What causes white spots to appear on teeth?
Query: Hi doctor, I have two small white spots on the lower portion of my front tooth. Can it be removed by microabrasion? Is the procedure worth? Please guide. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are several reasons for the white spots on your teeth. Usually, white spots appear when the mineral content in the outer part of the teeth (enamel) is less. White spots could also occur due to high fluoride level in the drinking water or nutritional deficiency du... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I have brown teeth because of fluoride. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My probleam is my tooth and the color of my tooth is completly brown, this happen becouse of flouride. Based on this is possible to remove brown colour to white and how much does it cost? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture attached along with your complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have severe dental fluorosis along with severe external stains. It is definitely possible to get whiter teeth with the help of dental veneers. Firstly the pr... Read Full »
My Teeth Are Yellow.Is Scaling Only A Temporary Process To Clean The Teeth?
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowing of teeth is mainly due to one of the following or a combination of these: Tartar or plaque deposits (soft yellowish deposits) on the teeth. Calculus deposits (calcified hard deposits) on the teeth. Fluorosis - internal discoloration of the teeth due to ... Read Full »