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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Prevention of Dental Fluorosis and its Varied Treatment Options ‘A Case Series’


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Author Details : Vivek Govila, Smita Govila, Satya Gupta, Deepika Singh

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 50-55


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Abstract

Dental fluorosis is a known adverse effect of fluoride overuse. Enamel or dental fluorosis is a condition caused by 'excessive' intake of fluoride over an extended period of time. The most common symptom of dental fluorosis is a chalk-like discoloration of teeth with white spots or lines on tooth enamel. In more severe cases the affected areas have a yellow or brown discoloration. In extreme forms, fluorosis may result in a pitted tooth surface.
Fluorosis has been reported way back in 1901. The treatment options for fluorosis are varied depending upon individual cases. The purpose of this article is to report various treatment options available for dental fluorosis; it also dwells on the need for the dentists to be aware of their local indigenous pathologies to treat it in a better manner.

Keywords: 
Dental fluorosis, endemic fluorosis areas, fluorosis, treatment options for fluorosis

How to cite : Govila V, Govila S, Gupta S, Singh D, Prevention of Dental Fluorosis and its Varied Treatment Options ‘A Case Series’. Int J Oral Health Dent 2016;2(1):50-55

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