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.

Key takeaways:

  • 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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