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Interrelation between Fluoride Content in Drinking Water and Dental Caries Prevalence Measured with DMF and ICDAS in Senegal

Abstract 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. 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. Keywords: Dental Caries; DMFT; Fluorosis; ICDAS

Auteur(s) : Aidara AW*, Leye-Benoist F, Sarr M, Faye B, Kane AW and Touré B
Pages : 1-6
Année de publication : 2017
Revue : Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care Medicine
N° de volume : 3
Type : Article
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