Weak yellow teeth for all people in a specific location

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asked Jul 12, 2015 in Dental by Padma

Hello everyone, I have born and brought up in one of the city in India (Kadamalaikundu in Theni district, Tamilnadu). In my location every one is having a problem of having yellow color teeth, irrespective of older or younger, teeth is very week and it will fall down very soon. So, lot of people has to Cap, bridge or crown their teeth by spending lot of money. What would be reason behind this? What can we do to get a stronger teeth in our locality? Thanks

image of fluorosis


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answered Jul 13, 2015 by Shanmuga Priya
selected Jul 13, 2015 by administrator
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This issue could be due to a condition called Fluorosis. Excess fluoride level in water can cause yellow discoloration of teeth. It's caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life. This is the time when most permanent teeth are being formed. Studies show that Theni district in Tamilnadu has high fluoride level in water. This fluoride will weaken the strength of the tooth.

But there are also other reasons for yellow discoloration of tooth, like excessive use of coffee and tea, poor dental hygiene, certain medicines, genetics, tobacco use etc.

In your case it would be mostly because of over fluoride content on the water. So, to solve this issue, you (your people) could reduce the fluoride content on the drinking water.

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