Q6. What is ‘fluorosis?’

A6. Fluorosis is a condition caused by excess fluoride in the diet which results in badly stained teeth. This is characterised by brown or black spots on the teeth.

These effects can range from mild discoloration through to changes in the enamel of the teeth.  

This can occur in children and is caused by too much fluoride consumption whilst their permanent teeth are coming through. It tends to affect children aged under 5.

If you notice any of these signs then visit your dentist.

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Toothpaste FAQs

  1. What is toothpaste made from?
  2. Why do some brands of toothpaste cost more than others?
  3. I have sensitive teeth; which is the best toothpaste for me?
  4. Is there a particular type of toothpaste for smokers?
  5. What are teeth whitening toothpastes
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  3. Why are there so many different types of toothpaste?
  4. Which is the best toothpaste to use?
  5. Which is better: gel or toothpaste?

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