Bhagat P, Deep S, Agrawal A, Mishraa I, Anant N, Sowmya N R


BACKGROUND: Endemic fluorosis is an important public health problem in many states of India. It is caused by exposure to continuous high
levels of fluoride leading to dental and skeletal deformities.
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to find out the prevalence of dental fluorosis among the pediatric population of Bilaspur district in
areas with different fluoride levels and to correlate it with dental caries.
METHOD : This survey was conducted on 1200 children in the age group of 8 to 13 years of both genders and from varied socioeconomic
RESULTS : The prevalence of dental fluorosis among the study population in areas with F levels varying from 0.5-6 ppm in drinking water was
found to be 14.3% whereas total Caries Prevalence amongst these was 33.7%


Endemic fluorosis, Fluoride levels, Caries prevalence

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