What is Fluorosis? A Quick Overview!
What is it?
Also known as dental fluorosis.
It is a change in the appearance of the tooth's enamel surface.
Characterized as ranging from yellow to dark brown color, surface irregularities, or pits that are noticeable.
Consuming too much fluoride ( from toothpaste, fortified foods, and drinking water) over a period of time during teeth formation years.
Discoloration caused is very mild.
Can develop any time between birth - 8 years of age.
Oral care products (toothpaste/mouthwash)
Processed food/ beverages with fluoridated water
How to prevent it?
Monitor while your child brushes his/her teeth so that they don’t consume/swallow any of the toothpaste or mouthwash.
Limit brushing teeth to 2 times a day.
Keeping all the oral care products out of reach to avoid accidental consumption.
Not to apply toothpaste more than a pea-sized portion.
Regular dental check-ups.