In the condition known as mottled enamel the teeth are of normal form but present two different types of color change. They may have an opaque paper-white appearance but more frequently are irregularly mottled or stained yellow, brown or even black. The outer glazed enamel surface, Nasmyth's membrane, is present and appears to be normal, except in those cases which are termed 'corroded'. The brown stain can not occur unless the fundamental mottled defect of the enamel is present and may never develop. This alteration in the appearance of the enamel is highly disfiguring and once established cannot be remedied
MOTTLED ENAMEL DUE TO FLUORIDE. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1321–1323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1321
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