Prevalence of dental caries and dental fluorosis in areas with negligible, optimal, and above-optimal fluoride concentrations in drinking water.

@article{Driscoll1986PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of dental caries and dental fluorosis in areas with negligible, optimal, and above-optimal fluoride concentrations in drinking water.},
  author={Walter Driscoll and Herschel S. Horowitz and Ray J. Meyers and Stanley B. Heifetz and Albert Kingman and Ewa. Zimmerman},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={1986},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={29-33}
}
The prevalence of dental caries and dental fluorosis was assessed in 1,123 children aged 8 to 16 years who were lifelong residents of areas with negligible, optimal, and above-optimal concentrations of natural fluoride in drinking water. Caries prevalence in the optimal fluoride area was 38.1% lower than it was in the negligible fluoride area, and, in the higher-than-optimal fluoride areas, even greater caries protection was evident. Caries protection was compromised in children with severe… CONTINUE READING

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