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Spotlight on dental fluorosis

Dental fluorosis is caused by a lack of minerals in tooth enamel and presents as white or brown stains on children’s teeth, meaning they can become self-conscious about their smile.

– Dental fluorosis is a cosmetic condition and is not harmful

– Fluorosis stains are permanent, however, they can be masked by crowns, veneers or professional tooth whitening treatment

– Fluorosis can be prevented by avoiding excessive consumption of fluoride (found in drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwash)

Talk to your dentist about how much fluoride your kids actually need and what fluoride sources they’re exposed to

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