Fluorosis - Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Fluorosis
Fluorosis is the
of fluoride in the body,
in teeth and banes, induced by taking in too much fluoride. Fluorosis
communities where the natural fluaride level in the
drinking water is
than 10 parts per million.
Sometimes fluorosis can be induced by a chronic overdosage of fluoride tablets or, in children, from long-term swallowing of fluoride toothpaste. No
difficulties from fluorosis have
due to the fluoridation of water supplies.
premature sign of fluorosis is the aspect of irregular, chalky white patches on the teeth. The patches
stained yellow or brown to
mottled appearance. Some fluorosis weakens tooth enamel,
bones and may produce to anaemia by
red blood cell production, but is
in adults after prolonged high intake.
Fluorosis can be cured by drinking rain-water in higher-fluoride areas. Anyone on fluoride tablets should
only the advised dose. The Australian Dental Association has caution that children
aged 2 years should not utilise fluoride tooth-paste, and that children aged 2 to 7 years should utilise only a pea-sized squeeze or a thin smear of children's toothpaste. Your pharmacist will
less fluoride than adult tooth-paste. Children should also be
to spit in
the right way later on brushing and rinsing.