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Volume 7 Issue 10 (October, 2019)

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Prevalence of Dental fluorosis among village population
Sana Alia, Kirti Raina, Vibhor Azad, Yesh Sharma, Anmol Bagaria, Bhaskar Bhardwaj

Background: Dental fluorosis is a hypo mineralization of enamel and dentine produced by chronic or excessive ingestion of fluoride during tooth development process. The present study was conducted to assess dental fluorosis among village population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 1025 village population of both gender. The prevalence of dental flourosis was recorded by using Deanís fluorosis index. Results: out of 1025 subjects, males were 510 and girls were 515. Age group 20-30 years had 147 males and 130 females, 30-40 years had 120 males and 145 females, 40-50 years had 115 males and 120 females, 50-60 years had 70 males and 80 females and >60 years old were 58 males and 40 females. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Grading was found as questionable in 458 males and 454 females, very mild in 12 males and 18 females, mild in 20 males and 25 females, moderate in 14 males and 16 females and severe in 6 males and 2 females. The prevalence was 10.1% in males and 11.8% in females. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: The prevalence of dental flourosis in males was 10.1% in males and 11.8% in females. Key words: Dental fluorosis, Population, Village

 
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