publication . Article . 2006

Dental fluorosis and urinary fluoride in 10-12 years old adolescents of Bushehr port

Giti Javan; Ehsan Mostaghni; Seyed Mojtaba Jafary; Batoul Amini; Bahram Hematinejad;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2006 Journal: Iranian South Medical Journal (issn: 1735-4374, eissn: 1735-6954, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Bushehr University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background: Fluoride increases tooth resistance to dental caries, but mild toxicity due to excessive ingestion of fluoride can cause dental fluorosis. Drinking water naturally contains fluoride and is a major source of fluoride. In Bushehr port, drinking water is supplied from limestone springs with normal fluoride levels but dental fluorosis is observed. Methods: A total of 95 native school children (between the ages of 10-12 years old) were randomly selected from four Bushehr port regions. Dental fluorosis, height and weight were examined. Probable attributing factors of dental fluorosis were also questioned. A 16 to 18 hours urinary fluoride concentration was...
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Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseasesstomatognathic system
free text keywords: fluorosis, fluoride, dental health, water, Medicine (General), R5-920
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