Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : fluorosis


DENTAL FLUOROSIS AMONG PATIENTS VISITING A DENTAL HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.

Umayal. S; Pradeep Kumar; R Smiline Girija. A.S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1827-1833

Dental fluorosis is a sign of prolonged high fluoride exposure. The aim of the study is to assess the severity of dental fluorosis among the patients visiting a Dental College in Chennai, Tamilnadu. A retrospective institution based study was conducted by evaluating and analysing 291 patient case records visiting a dental hospital from December(2019) to March(2020) who had signs of dental fluorosis. Data such as age, gender, type of dental fluorosis were documented from the online database of saveetha dental college - DIAS Dental Information Archiving Software. Ethical approval was obtained by the institutional ethical board at Saveetha University. The data was examined by two examiners. The data collected was reviewed and subjected to statistical analysis using IBM SPSS software version 20.0. The present study shows Females and middle aged patients with dental fluorosis visit dental hospitals more frequently.

AGE AND GENDER PREDILECTION OF DENTAL FLUOROSIS AMONG AN OUTPATIENT POPULATION VISITING A DENTAL COLLEGE

Anubhav Das; Gheena. S; Ravindra Kumar Jain

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 3239-3249

Introduction
Dental fluorosis is the developmental disturbance of enamel that results from ingestion of high amounts of fluoride during tooth mineralization. Drinking water remains the main source of fluoride. Other sources of fluoride are infant formula, vegetables ,canned fish,sea foods,improper utilisation of fluoride toothpaste in children.
Aim
The aim of this study is to assess the age and gender prediction of dental fluorosis among an outpatient population visiting a dental college.
Materials and methods
This is a cross sectional retrospective study with an analytical component.Data of 562 dental fluorosis patients were analysed between March 2019 and March 2020.The data was tabulated in excel and reviewed and was classified according to dean's fluorosis index, following which, data was imported to SPSS software by IBM, for descriptive statistical analysis and the statistical test used in this study is chi-square test.
Results
In this study, we found that there is a high incidence of dental fluorosis in the age group of 20 to 30 years. There is a higher incidence of dental fluorosis in males than in females. Prevalence of dental fluorosis in the younger group and in males is very high.