What is fluorosis?
Fluorosis is the hypomineralization of tooth enamel. This is caused by exposure to fluoride during enamel formation. This results in a mottled appearance of the teeth and can also lead to surface irregularities of the teeth.
Fluorosis is extremely common and can be mild or severe. Many people with more obvious discolouration are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth.
Use Dean’s index to determine how badly your teeth have been affected by Fluorosis
- Grade 0: Normal teeth
- Grade 1: Small white flecks on the tooth
- Grade 2: Small opaque areas, but affecting less than 25% of the surface of the tooth and not too much on the tooth cusps
- Grade 3: Opaque areas affect much of the teeth, but less than 50% of the surface
- Grade 4: Not only are enamel surfaces fully affect, but they’re also beginning to show wear. Brown stains affect the teeth.
- Grade 5: The teeth look pitted and corroded, darkly stained.
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