who suffers from FLUOROSIS?

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FLUOROSIS
Excessive ingestion of fluoride during the early childhood years may result in a disorder of the enamel known as dental fluorosis. In its "moderate" and severe forms, fluoride causes a marked increase in the porosity of the enamel.

After eruption into mouth, the porous enamel of moderate to severe fluorosis readily takes up stain, creating permanent brown and black discolorations of the teeth.

In addition to extensive staining, teeth with moderate to severe fluorosis are more prone to attrition and wear - leading to pitting, chipping, and decay.

As a result of the staining and crumbling of enamel, children with moderate to severe dental fluorosis can suffer a great deal of social embarrassment and pyschological stress - with a corresponding loss in self-esteem.

Recent studies in the United States have found that some cases of moderate to severe dental fluorosis can now be found in fluoridated (1 ppm) and, even, unfluoridated areas.

However, despite the obvious impact on tooth quality - and the evidence showing that teeth are not the only affected tissue - the US Environmental Protection still classifies severe dental fluorosis as a "cosmetic" effect. As a result, the federal government is not required by law to protect people from developing this condition.

EPA readily acknowledges that between 30 and 40% of children drinking water with 4 ppm fluoride (the EPA's current Maximum Contaminant Level) will develop moderate to severe fluorosis.

credits to http://www.fluoridealert.org/dental-fluorosis.htm and http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/teeth/fluorosis/moderate-severe.html#psychology




do you have flourosis?
what whitening toothpaste is effective for those who have this dental condition?

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  • ashnightashnight Member PExer
    please dont merge to another related thread. i want to be specific. thanks
  • smilewarriorsmilewarrior Moderator PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Maswerte ka ashnight, honestly it doesn't look so bad. The best thing to do is leave it alone, just brush and floss your teeth. Teeth bleaching may or may not improve the appearance. You can also have a peri-apical x-ray of those teeth taken, just to make sure it's really fluorosis and not something else.

    There is one procedure that might work ( it may or may not work, no 100% guarantee), it involves etching the front surface of the teeth with etchant and pumice to make the teeth chalky white. The patient will then apply tooth mousse at home everyday until such time that the tooth becomes remineralized and the color of the tooth evens out.
  • ashnightashnight Member PExer
    Maswerte ka ashnight, honestly it doesn't look so bad. The best thing to do is leave it alone, just brush and floss your teeth. Teeth bleaching may or may not improve the appearance. You can also have a peri-apical x-ray of those teeth taken, just to make sure it's really fluorosis and not something else.

    There is one procedure that might work ( it may or may not work, no 100% guarantee), it involves etching the front surface of the teeth with etchant and pumice to make the teeth chalky white. The patient will then apply tooth mousse at home everyday until such time that the tooth becomes remineralized and the color of the tooth evens out.

    thanks po! pero di ko pic yan, kinuha ko lang sa isang site, pero medyo ganyan case ko, mas yellowish nga teeth ko. i tried tooth mousse kahit i didnt undergo tooth etching kasi nangingilo ako. pero di ko rin naubos yung tooth mousse kasi hassle siya. maganda lang teeth ko pagbagong toothbrush pero pag hapon na or nakakain na ko, yellowish na, mas obvious na yung fluorosis kaya naghahanap sana ako ng effective na whitening toothpaste. pag nagpableaching po ba, super maintenance po ba ang kailangan para di na bumalik *** natural na color ng teeth?
  • smilewarriorsmilewarrior Moderator PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ There is no guarantee that bleaching will even out the color of your teeth. For bleaching toothpaste (which you have to buy from the US kasi yung mga whitening toothpaste natin dito sa Pinas ay hindi bleaching toothpaste), you'll have to use them repeatedly from time to time to maintain the bleached effect.

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