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Author Beltran-Aguilar, Eugenio D.

Title Prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in the United States, 1999-2004 [electronic resource] / Eugenio D. Beltran-Aguilar, Laurie Barker, and Bruce A. Dye.

Imprint Hyattsville, MD : U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [2010]


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Description 7 p. : ill.
Series NCHS data brief, 1941-4927 ; no. 53
DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 2011-1209
NCHS data brief ; no. 53.
DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 2011-1209.
Note Caption title.
"June 2010."
"T38041 11/2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 7).
Summary "Dental fluorosis refers to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel that are caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming. Studies conducted in the 1930s showed that the severity of tooth decay was lower and dental fluorosis was higher in areas with more fluoride in the drinking water. In response to these findings, community water fluoridation programs were developed to add fluoride to drinking water to reach an optimal level for preventing tooth decay, while limiting the chance of developing dental fluorosis. By the 1980s, studies in selected U.S. communities reported an increase in dental fluorosis, paralleling the expansion of water fluoridation and the increased availability of other sources of ingested fluoride, such as fluoride toothpaste (if swallowed) and fluoride supplements. This report describes the prevalence of dental fluorosis in the United States and changes in the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis among adolescents between 1986-1987 and 1999-2004. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004 and the 1986- 1987 National Survey of Oral Health in U.S. School Children." - p. 1
Cite As: Beltran-Aguilar ED, Barker L, Dye BA. Prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in the United States, 1999-2004. NCHS data brief, no 53. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2010.
Form Also available via the World Wide Web.
Subject National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (U.S.)
National Survey of Oral Health in U.S. School Children (U.S.)
Fluorosis, Dental -- United States -- Statistics.
Added Author Barker, Laurie K.
Dye, Bruce A.
National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
Gpo Item No. 0500-E-17
Sudoc No. HE 20.6234:53

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