Dental fluorosis can present as yellow-brown staining on your teeth or the teeth of your child. The staining can negatively affect how one looks and feels about themselves. Children especially may have difficulties socializing when they are ridiculed or when they see that they look different from the other children. Safe and effective tooth whitening is possible either as a home bleaching procedure or as a chair-side procedure.
Once bleaching has been completed, the teeth can be maintained in their new white state by placing a thin layer of filling material in a process called masking. The patient also has to maintain a thorogh oral hygiene regimen to ensure the teeth do not pick up stains again. For older patients, veneers or full crowns can be done. However, for children only bleaching and masking can be done