In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, will discuss about dental fluorosis in this video. Fluoride is been used to prevent dental caries and decay but if used in excess can lead to dental fluorosis. Fluorosis is a very common dental condition. Dr. Mahesh also talks about different intensity of dental fluorosis. The mild form has white spots whereas the severe type has a brown staining of teeth or discoloration. He will talk on the impact of excess fluoride. Teeth which are affected by dental fluorosis become weak. He will also discuss the treatment for dental fluorosis also. This condition is more seen in semi-urban or rural areas.
Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Director - Principal of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi Awardee of Padma Shri for his immense contribution in the field of dental sciences. First Doctor to bring about dental awareness through his team in the form of Dental Health Mela organised every year in the city of Delhi. Instrumental in setting up the best dental Institute of the country, currently known as a "Centre of Excellence" treating thousands of underprivileged and common citizens every day in a "State of the Art" modern facilities. A recipient of Dr. B. C. Roy highest National Medical Award by President of India in the year 2008 and other awards including Fellowships from many national and international organizations and academic bodies. Currently involved along with IIT Delhi to develop indigenous dental Implant under CSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.