Oral Health wsr to Dental Fluorosis: A Review

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Year : 2022 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 14-17

    Gyanendra Kumar Gupta

  1. Gagan Devi

  1. Professor & Head, Department of Physiology, RK Institute Ayurvedic Medical Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Uttar Pradesh, India


Dental fluorosis occurs due to the hypo mineralization of tooth enamel. This can lead to discoloration of the teeth. Mild and very mild fluorosis can cause teeth to look whiter, and therefore, it can improve esthetic perceptions of teeth, thereby leading to better OHRQoL (Oral Health related quality of Life). On the other hand, moderate and severe fluorosis can cause more noticeable tooth discoloration and, in some cases, even loss of function, thus leading to decreased esthetic perception and poor OHRQoL. Therefore, depending on the severity of dental fluorosis, the OHRQoL of an individual can be shifted to either end of the spectrum.

Keywords: Dental fluorosis, Hypo mineralization, Tooth Enamel, Esthetic Perception and OHROoL

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 13
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Received February 16, 2022
Accepted March 16, 2022
Published March 28, 2022