Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
MENEZES, Léa Maria Bezerra de; SOUSA, Maria da Luz Rosário de; RODRIGUES, Lidiany Karla Azevedo and CURY, Jaime Aparecido. Self-perception of fluorosis due to fluoride exposure to drinking water and dentifrice. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2002, vol.36, n.6, pp. 752-754. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102002000700015.
The impact of dental fluorosis in children exposed to fluoride in drinking water and dentifrice was evaluated. Dental fluorosis was found in 72% of the children, but the children's well-being was not affected. It was concluded that although dental fluorosis due to the intake of optimally fluoridated drinking water and dentifrice did not affect the dental aesthetics of this studied population sample, there is a need of further studies on the subject.
Keywords : Fluorosis dental; Perception; Dentifrices; Fluoridation; Well-being.