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The prevalence of dental caries, enamel opacities and enamel hypoplasia in Ugandans

Moller, I.J.; Pindborg, J.J.; Roed-Petersen, B.

Archives of Oral Biology 17(1): 9-22

1972


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-9969
PMID: 4403032
DOI: 10.1016/0003-9969(72)90129-x
Accession: 000241207

Among 1399 persons in 4 districts of Uganda with from 0.11 to 3.00 mg F/litre drinking water incidence of caries was low. Incidence was inversely related to F in water. Caries was more frequent in Asians than in Africans and in primary than in permanent dentition. Incidence of non-fluoride enamel opacities and hypoplasia was lower in areas with high than in areas with low F in water.

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