Section 26
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Occurrence of nonfluoride opacities and nonfluoride hypoplasias of enamel in 588 children ages 9 to 14 years

Nevitt, G.A.; Frankel, J.M.; Witter, D.M.

Journal of the American Dental Association 66: 65-69


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-8177
PMID: 13938223
DOI: 10.14219/jada.archive.1963.0001
Accession: 025134902

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Enamel opacities or hypoplastic enamel occurred in 14.6% of the teeth of children where the communal water has a very low fluoride content. This percentage may be reduced by raising the fluoride content of drinking water to an optimum level. A baseline determination of such enamel conditions should be added to the DMF indexes in studies made previous to start of fluoridation programs.

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