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Risk factors for dental fluorosis: a review of the recent literature.

@article{Mascarenhas2000RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for dental fluorosis: a review of the recent literature.},
  author={Ana Karina Mascarenhas},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          269-77
        }
}
The decline in dental caries prevalence and incidence in developed countries over the last two decades is considered to be largely due to the widespread use of fluoride. Simultaneously, with the decline in caries, an increase in the prevalence of dental fluorosis has been noticed. The increase is in the mild and very mild forms of fluorosis, and is proportionally greater in non-fluoridated areas than in fluoridated areas. This is because of the increase in the mean fluoride intake from all… 

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