Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.13, Issue 1, 2011; Page No.(47-49)

A CASE STUDY ON DENTAL FLUOROSIS IN UTHANGARAI TALUK, KRISHNAGIRI DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU, INDIA

S. MALARA, S. KARUPPANNANB, M. KRISHNAVENIA AND S. VENKATESWARANB

Abstract

India has increased incidence of fluorosis especially Dental and Skeletal. Overall some 62 million people are at risk. Oral health investigation for students of classes V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X were conducted in Government schools of selected villages in Uthangarai Taluk. Students tooth were characterized like chalked for discoloration, blackness, softened and chalky white appearance. Hence remediation is necessary to some extent to alleviate the side effects. The percentage of students affected with dental fluorosis was found to be 51.11% in Thiruvanapatti and 85.34% in Nochipatti. Fluorosis affecting 67.37% of students depicts the present scenario of high fluoride level in drinking water.

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