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The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients

Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim.

Abstract
Fluoride is an important component for tooth development. However, ingestion of high concentration of fluoride may cause dental fluorosis. In India, it is considered endemic and it has a high prevalence rate due to increased fluoride concentration in groundwater sources. A retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and willingness for the treatment of dental fluorosis in adult patients visiting a dental hospital from July 2019 till March 2020. 238 subjects diagnosed with dental fluorosis were selected. Data variables including socio-demographic data such as age and gender, dental fluorosis and treatment received for dental fluorosis were retrieved and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences Version 20. The results revealed that dental fluorosis was common in patients within 10-25 years and most prevalent in males. Among the diagnosed patients, 9.7% of them were willing to receive treatment for dental fluorosis such as bleaching, indirect veneering, direct veneering, and a combination of bleaching and indirect veneering which was statistically insignificant in gender (p>0.05) but significant in age (p=0.048). Within the limitations of the study, the prevalence of dental fluorosis was 0.57% which was highest in 10-25 years and males. The willingness for treatments of dental fluorosis was low with 9.7%.

Key words: Bleaching; Dental Fluorosis; Direct Veneering; Indirect Veneering.


 
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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim. The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients. J Complement Med Res. 2020; 11(2): 159-165. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23


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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim. The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients. J Complement Med Res. 2020; 11(2): 159-165. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23



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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim. The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients. J Complement Med Res. (2020), [cited October 08, 2021]; 11(2): 159-165. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23



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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim (2020) The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients. J Complement Med Res, 11 (2), 159-165. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23



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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim. 2020. The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 11 (2), 159-165. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23



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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim. "The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 11 (2020), 159-165. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23



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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim. "The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 11.2 (2020), 159-165. Print. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23



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Nor Syakirah binti Shahroom, Iffat Nasim (2020) The Prevalence and Willingness for Treatment of Dental Fluorosis in Adult Patients. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 11 (2), 159-165. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2020.11.02.23