Treating discoloration caused by dental fluorosis at Ascent Dental Care Loughborough
All About Fluoride
Dental fluorosis is caused by ingesting too much fluoride while the teeth are developing and mainly occurs during the very early stages of child development, typically anywhere from 3 months to 8 years old.
Fluorosis can discolor the teeth and this can result in issues from white flecks to deep brown stains.
Often, the effects are minimal and it will barely be noticeable, with tiny specks or white streaks visible on the front surfaces of teeth. However, in more severe cases, teeth can become uneven, rough and even have brown marking discoloration. If you have suffered from fluorosis as a child, the stains and spots may darken over time and will become permanent.
Can I prevent Fluorosis?
The most important steps to take is to limit your child intake of fluoride at a young age, and ensure to carefully read labels of foods, mouthwash and toothpaste to ensure they have low levels. Fluoride has a number of sources, should check for:
How is dental fluorosis treated?
At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough, we have a wide range of cosmetic procedures available to help successfully treat those who experience moderate-to-severe symptoms of dental fluorosis.
Most treatments are cosmetic and used to mask the stains.
At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough we are proud to offer FREE Consultations for patients considering cosmetic treatments. Simply call our friendly team to find out how our flexible approach to your dental needs could result in the smile of your dreams.
At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough we offer all patients access to our 0% finance facility, meaning patients have choice and flexibility when it comes to financing their dental needs. Bringing you closer to a beautiful smile that is more affordable than you may think.