Opinion
Volume 19 Issue 11 - 2020
Overview of Dental Fluorosis in Children
Karimi M*
Department of Pediatrics Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Karimi M, Department of Pediatrics Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran.
Received: June 27, 2020; Published: October 28, 2020




Fluoride is an extraordinary supplement to protect the enamel and prevent teeth decay, but the over-dose usage of fluoride does not often end up in a good result. Children whose teeth have been exposed to fluoride for the first time in their first eight years of life are more likely to develop dental fluorosis. Although most fluorosis is mild and does not require treatment, the color changes caused by excessive fluoride are sometimes severe and even results in perforation of the enamel which compels parents to take the action for the sake of their children’s dental esthetic and treatments. In spite of fluorosis can be prevented by having adequate knowledge of the fluoride sources and knowing how to manage this issue, parental precaution is the key to prevent dental fluorosis.

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Citation: Karimi M. “Overview of Dental Fluorosis in Children”. EC Dental Science 19.11 (2020): 138-143.

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