Too much fluoride during the early stages of tooth development can cause fluorosis (discoloration) of teeth. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most susceptible to this problem. It is at this stage when permanent teeth begin to form underneath the ‘milk’ teeth. Children over the age of 8 are at almost no risk of developing fluorosis.

Fluorosis is not a disease, but it is a cosmetic problem, which can be prevented in the young. If it is not taken care, fluorosis can result in darkened teeth in adults. Fortunately, the damage caused to the appearance of the teeth can be corrected at White Line Dental Care & Implant Center Super- Specialty Dental Clinic. Crowns and veneers are usually given to cover-up darkened teeth.

As it is always the case, prevention is the best option. By bringing your child to White Line Dental Care & Implant Center regularly, early signs of fluorosis can be detected and early remedial action can be taken.