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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-20

Prevalence of dental caries and co-relation with fluorosis in low and high fluoride areas.


Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad

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A Menon
Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad

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The aim of the study was to determine the degree of caries prevalence in the permanent dentition and the accompanying fluorosis in children between 6-16 years of age in both low (0.5 ppm) and relatively high (1.2 ppm) fluoride areas. In 3605 children in a low fluoride area (Dharwad), the mean DMFT was 0.65; 77% of the children were caries free. Grade I fluorosis (using Dean's fluorosis inded) was observed in only 0.66% of the children. Among 3618 children of similar age groups, living in high fluoride areas (Gadag), 84% were caries free and the mean DMFT value was 0.39. Varying degrees of fluorosis were present in 57.07% of the children. The results of the study suggest a definite relationship between the amounts of fluoride ingested through water and caries experience observed in the population.






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