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Disease Fluorosis, Dental

Name Fluorosis, Dental
Synonyms Dental Fluoroses | Dental Fluorosis | Enamel, Mottled | Enamels, Mottled | Fluoroses, Dental | Mottled Enamel | Mottled Enamels
Definition A chronic endemic form of hypoplasia of the dental enamel caused by drinking water with a high fluorine content during the time of tooth formation, and characterized by defective calcification that gives a white chalky appearance to the enamel, which gradually undergoes brown discoloration. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
Categories Mouth disease
MeSH® ID D009050
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DiseasesStomatognathic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tooth Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Fluorosis, Dental Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

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