White or Brown Lines on Kids’ Teeth?

August 09, 2018 by Dr. Andrew Smyth

By Marie Suszynski
Reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD

Children who have been exposed to too much fluoride can have white or brown lines across the face of their teeth, Leader says. Other signs of too much fluoride are nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. While safe in very small amounts, “if you think your child has consumed a large quantity of fluoride toothpaste, call poison control immediately,” he urges.

To protect healthy teeth, limit fluoride exposure, keep fluoride toothpaste in a safe place, and only supplement fluoride if your dentist recommends it. Remember that most community water supplies are fortified with fluoride for dental health and that fluoride can be found in some bottled water and other products, such as juice.

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