Marion Office
159 Marion Blvd.
Marion, IA 52302
319-377-4225
Monticello Office
216 N Main Street # 1
Monticello, IA 52310
319-465-4666

 

Marion Office
159 Marion Blvd.
Marion, IA 52302
319-377-4225

Monticello Office
216 N Main Street # 1
Monticello, IA 52310
319-465-4666

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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.


Dr. Richard Wolken

Dr. Wolken graduated in December 1975 from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa.
 

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