White Spots from Dental Fluorosis

White spots, marks or streaks on the teeth can be traced back to childhood and dental fluorosis. Dental fluorosis affects only children, usually eight or under, who have been exposed to too much fluoride from toothpaste or water. 

The surplus fluoride stains the permanent teeth developing under the gum which emerge and grow with the tell-tale white marks. 

Fluorosis cannot be reversed but can be treated with:

  • Professional teeth-whitening
  • Microabrasion procedure which reduces the appearance
  • Dental veneers which cover up the tooth’s surface

Dental fluorosis is generally harmless and doesn’t impact your oral health. Talk to your dentist about the treatment that will help you the most.  

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