Risk of enamel fluorosis in nonfluoridated and optimally fluoridated populations: considerations for the dental professional.

CONCLUSIONS:

Enamel fluorosis in the nonfluoridated study sample was attributed to fluoride supplementation under theĀ pre-1994 protocol and early toothbrushing behaviors. Enamel fluorosis in the optimally fluoridated study sample wasattributed to early toothbrushing behaviors, inappropriate fluoride supplementation and the use of infant formula in the formof a powdered concentrate.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS;

By advising parents about the best early use of fluoride agents, health professionals play anĀ important role in reducing the prevalence of clinically noticeable enamel fluorosis.

J Am Dent Assoc. 2000 Jun;131(6):746-55.
Risk of enamel fluorosis in nonfluoridated and optimally fluoridated populations:
considerations for the dental professional.
Pendrys DG.

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