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What Is Dental Fluorosis?

November 21, 2016

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Woman having dental exam performedDental fluorosis is a change that occurs in the look of the tooth’s enamel. The changes in the appearance of the enamel vary regarding their severity. In mild cases, white spots are visible on the surface of the tooth’s enamel. In moderate to severe cases, heavy discoloration and pitting of the enamel are present. The image below shows a moderate example of fluorosis.


How Does Fluoride Benefit My Teeth?

July 11, 2016

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toothpasteIt is a mineral that is found in foods, water, and soil. In a dental office, fluoride comes in a higher concentration and in different forms. It can come as a thickened type of gel, as a foam, in liquid form or as a varnish to be applied to teeth. For daily use, it comes in low concentrations in toothpaste and mouthwash.