Prevalence of Dental Fluorosis among Population of Nawalparasi District of Nepal
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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