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Interrelation between fluoride content in drinking water and dental caries Prevalence measured with DMF and ICDAS in Senegal

Objective: This study aimed to establish a correlation between the dental caries prevalence measured with the DMFT and ICDAS indexes and the rate of fluorine content in drinking water. Materials and methods: A national dental caries prevalence data measured with ICDAS and DMFT indexes at several thresholds were correlated with the fluoride content of drinking water in several regions of Senegal. The dental caries prevalence was calculated based, distinctively, on the DMFT and ICDAS criteria. The variation of the rate of fluorine content in the drinking water of different regions was calculated according to the WHO reference rate. Results: When the DMFT index is used, the dental caries prevalence correlates with the rate of fluor content in drinking water. But, when dental caries prevalence is measured with ICDAS, our results show that the rate of fluorine contained in drinking water does not affect the decayed teeth prevalence. Conclusion: This study has provided with significant information on using DMFT vs ICDAS. It would be shown that a correlation could be made between the degree of dental fluorosis and the dental caries prevalence measured with the ICDAS.


Auteur(s) : Aidara AW, Leye-Benoist F, Sarr M, Faye B, Kane AW, Touré B.
Pages : 1-6
Année de publication : 2017
Revue : Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care
N° de volume : Volume 3, Issue 3
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : FAYE Babacar