Is dental fluorosis the reason you don’t smile anymore? The fluoride-caused condition characterised by brown or white spots on teeth might be harmless but is unpleasant.

Key takeaways:

– Only children are susceptible to dental fluorosis, during the formation of permanent teeth. Its impossible for the condition to develop in adults.

– Consumption of excessive fluoride leads to the deficiency of minerals in the enamel, that results in dental fluorosis.

– This condition can be cosmetically treated by a dentist, through masking and whitening.

Prevent dental fluorosis by limiting your intake of fluoride.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.