Keywords : Age predilection
AGE AND GENDER PREDILECTION OF DENTAL FLUOROSIS AMONG AN OUTPATIENT POPULATION VISITING A DENTAL COLLEGE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 3239-3249
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.
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.
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.