Many times, certain oral health problems of adults are rooted in childhood, as they are the direct result of insufficient oral hygiene and bad habits not corrected in time. A clear example of these problems not corrected in time are the white spots on child´s teeth. It is an alteration that is generated during the development of the oral cavity of children, but in some cases, it leaves visible sequelae in adulthood. Because of this, it is necessary to take care of the oral health of children from the first months and consult a pediatric dentist to how to get them to have good oral hygiene habits that help prevent dental diseases that cause future problems. Are you curious about kids dentistry? Sunbury based Lotus Smiles clinic has experienced dentists who know exactly how to keep your children’s teeth healthy.
Fluoride is a chemical component that is used to prevent tooth decay. However, its excessive consumption during the development of the teeth can generate fluorosis. Fluorosis causes discoloration of the enamel of the tooth and facilitates the appearance of white spots on child´s teeth. However, it is important to emphasize that dental fluorosis is only an aesthetic circumstance and never a disease, which has no consequences for health.
In the vast majority of cases, fluorosis originates because children ingest an excessive amount of fluoride and the only symptom that occurs is that of food poisoning. However, in some children alterations can occur in both the structure and the color of the tooth enamel, appearing spots on the surface of some teeth.
During childhood it is recommended that children do not use toothpastes made of fluoride. It is better to use specific children’s toothpaste for this, also avoiding the mineral salts supplements with fluoride and controlling the excessive consumption of foods rich in fluoride, such as salmon, sardines or seafood.
All types of fluorosis have an arrangement but the treatment to be applied will depend on the depth as well as the size and number of spots that appear on the enamel of each patient. At the moment that this feature is detected on the surface of the teeth, it is advisable to go to the dentist.