Dental fluorosis most commonly occurs when your child’s teeth are exposed to an excessive amount of fluoride during the ages of between 3 months and 8 years old. Fluorosis is a strictly cosmetic condition, caused when your children consume an excessive amount of fluoride either through fluoridated water, toothpaste, or food.
In proper amounts, fluoride is actually very good for your child’s teeth! Fluoride can strengthen your child’s enamel, which makes it resistant to dental cavities, and tooth decay. In excessive doses, however, fluoride can actually start to damage the enamel, causing it to become highly porous.
Fluorosis can be caused by:
Luckily, fluorosis is not a dental disease, just a cosmetic problem. However, it’s still important to address this condition for the sake of your child’s confidence and self-esteem. If you believe your child has fluorosis, please make sure to visit your dentist.
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We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
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Colorado Springs, CO 80920