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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Fluoride Precautions for Parents

White, horizontal lines on teeth could be caused by fluorosis. Many people develop fluorosis from swallowing fluoridated toothpaste as a child. The white lines are a buildup of excess fluoride. They make the rest of a tooth’s enamel look dingy. Professional teeth whitening may help by lightening tooth enamel around the fluorosis.  The best medicine is prevention! Help your children avoid fluorosis by using a non-fluoride toothpaste until they are three years old especially when taking fluoride supplements.  Be sure to monitor, help, and guide them during daily brushing and flossing.  See more at www.backmountaindental.com/generaldentistry/cleanings.php

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October 27, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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