The Prevalence of Fluorosis in Children Is Associated With Naturally Occurring Water Fluoride Concentration in Mexico

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Abstract

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Fluorosis and dental caries in Mexican schoolchildren residing in areas with different water fluoride concentrations and receiving fluoridated salt.

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Garcia-Perez A, Irigoyen-Carnacho ME, Borges-Yanez A.

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Caries Res 2013;47(4):299-308.

Reviewer

Rodrigo Mariño

Purpose/Question

Is there an association between the presence of dental fluorosis and fluoride concentration in drinking water? and Is there an association between the severity of fluorosis and dental caries experience in schoolchildren residing in two rural towns in Mexico (with water fluoride concentrations of 0.70 and 1.50 ppm) that also receive fluoridated salt?

Source of Funding

Government: National Council of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, CONACYT) Other: Autonomous University, Xochimilco (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, UAM-X)

Type of Study/Design

Cross-sectional

Level of Evidence

Level 3: Other evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Not applicable

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