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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 7
First page : ( 967) Last page : ( 971)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00185.2

Dental Fluorosis and Its Management-A Review

Ilankizhai R. J.*

BDS1st year, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai-600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ilankizhairj@outlook.com

Online published on 15 October, 2016.



To analyze the occurrence and management of dental fluorosis.


The objective of the review is to collaborate the different methods of diagnosis, management and prevention of dental fluorosis.


Dental fluorosis which is also called as mottling of tooth enamel is a developmental disturbance of dental enamel, due to the excessive consumption of fluoride during tooth development. Although there is prominent beneficial effects of fluoride in the mouth, the adverse effect of fluoride i.e. dental fluorosis also can occur. A daily intake above the safe level leads to an increased risk of dental fluorosis. Fluorosis can be prevented by having an adequate knowledge of the fluoride sources, knowing how to manage this issue and therefore, avoid overexposure.

Materials and Methods

This is a review based article, thus information regarding the related topics were collected from different journals such as pubmed, journal of conservative dentistry, journal of clinal and diagnostic research.


The purpose of this paper is to review the various methods of management of dental fluorosis thus help in prevention of dental fluorosis.



Fluoride, Fluorosis, prevention, management, overexposure, drinking water, endemic.


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