Dental fluorosis caused by too much fluoride as a child can cause white spots or streaks on your teeth. Your dentist can discuss cosmetic treatment options to reduce the effect of white spots on your smile.
- Dental fluorosis is more common with adult teeth and the resulting discoloration will be permanent.
- Treatment options to help reduce the appearance of white spots include teeth whitening, veneers and dental bonding.
- Dental fluorosis does not harm your teeth and you should not avoid fluoride as an adult.
“Getting too much fluoride from tap water, oral care products, and swallowing toothpaste as a child can increase the risk for dental fluorosis.”
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