Can fluorosis vanish in a week?
February 4, 2014 10:35 AM Subscribe
Can fluorosis vanish in a week? I thought once you have it, it does not go away unless a dentist treats you for it.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
My nine year old had no problems at all. But I had been giving her the regular fluoride toothpaste that most people give kids. Well, we took her to the dentist and he put a fluoride treatment on her. She has had those before, so I thought nothing of it. Then not long after (like a few weeks later), I saw her smile in the light and I noticed her front top teeth looked funny. They were half white and half light yellow. The top part of her upper teeth were the light yellow and the bottom part (of her upper teeth) were bright white. It looked bad and I showed my husband. Then we had her brush immediately with her electric toothbrush. I even brushed them manually, but there was no change. We looked online to see what fluorosis looks like, and one of the photos looked exactly like my daughter's teeth. My husband went out later that day and got my daughter some natural toothpaste that had no flouride. We figured we would try to stop the process, but the computer said that once this happens, it does not go away unless treated by a dentist.
However, a week later she smiled into the light again, and miraculously her teeth were back to normal.
From everything that happened, it really looks like she had fluorosis. For we really scrubbed her teeth when we first found it, and nothing had changed. Could it be that the fluoride treatment the dentist gave her pushed the envelope and gave her the condition, but because she is nine and so young....her body healed itself????
thanks in advance!