The nature and mechanisms of dental fluorosis in man.

  title={The nature and mechanisms of dental fluorosis in man.},
  author={Ole Fejerskov and F Manji and V Baelum},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={69 Spec No},
  pages={692-700; discussion 721}
Any use of fluorides, whether systemic or topical, in caries prevention and treatment in children results in ingestion and absorption of fluoride into the blood circulation. The mineralization of teeth under formation may be affected so that dental fluorosis may occur. Dental fluorosis reflects an increasing porosity of the surface and subsurface enamel, causing the enamel to appear opaque. The clinical features represent a continuum of changes ranging from fine white opaque lines running… CONTINUE READING

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