Prevalence of Dental Fluorosis among Population of Nawalparasi District of Nepal

  • Vanita Gautam Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, UCMS College of Dental Surgery, Bhairahawa, Nepal.
  • Ashwini Dayma Lecturer, Department of Community & Preventive Dentistry, UCMS College of Dental Surgery, Bhairahawa, Nepal.
  • Hemant Kumar Halwai Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, UCMS College of Dental Surgery, Bhairahawa, Nepal.
  • Venkat Raman Singh Lecturer, Department of Community & Preventive Dentistry, UCMS College of Dental Surgery, Bhairahawa, Nepal.
Keywords: Dental Fluorosis, Nepal, Prevalence.

Abstract

Aim: To assess the prevalence of dental fluorosis among population of Nawalparasai district of Nepal.

Materials and Methods: A total of 300 of population were examined for dental fluorosis through a random sampling technique from two villages of nawalparsai district. Dean’s Fluorosis Index was used to record dental fluorosis and information regarding the source of water till the age of 8 years.

Results: The overall prevalence of fluorosis is 18.6%. Maximum 31(26.05%) study sample below 20 years age with fluorosis. Also, shows maximum fluorosis study sample source of drinking water is hand pump and according to Dean’s fluorosis index 16(28.5%) sample from very mild category. The result shows statistically significant result (p=0.001)

Conclusion: Dental fluorosis seemed to be a problem of medium public health significance. Presence or absence of dental fluorosis in permanent teeth was significantly associated with fluoride concentration in drinking water.

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Published
2020-03-30
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Gautam V, Dayma A, Halwai HK, Singh VR. Prevalence of Dental Fluorosis among Population of Nawalparasi District of Nepal. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2020Mar.30 [cited 2020May28];6(1):D1-D3. Available from: http://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/543
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