Alexis Road Family Dental

4640 West Alexis Road, Suite #200

Toledo, Ohio 43623

419.471.1208

proudly serving the Toledo, Ohio area

Alexis Road Family Dentistry

Amber Leer, D.D.S.

Fluorosis - Dental Problems

Amber Leer, D.D.S. serving the Toledo, Ohio area

 

 

What is Fluorosis?

Fluorosis is a condition in which your body has been exposed to too much fluoride. In normal doses (typically found in a safe drinking water system and an ADA-approved toothpaste), fluoride is a healthy compound that promotes strong teeth, which has the ability to fight cavities and other problems.

 

But sometimes, fluorosis occurs when fluoride-containing toothpastes or rinses are swallowed, instead of expelled.

 

Fluorosis causes a number of aesthetic problems, including abnormally darkened or stained teeth. While such problems are generally harmless to your health, they can create concerns with your appearance.