Aldosari MM1*, Alarnous FT2 and Alhazzani SA3
1Department of Endodontics, Riyadh Elm university, KSA
2Department of Dentistry, Ministry of Health, KSA
3Department of Restorative Dentistry, King Khalid Hospital and Prince Sultan Center, Ministry of Health, KSA
Dental fluorosis is one of the dental public health problems in many global populations especially those with high levels of fluoride in drinking water. It was noted that Yemeni population have increased obvious fluorosis. This could be because of the early childhood exposure to fluoride from the drinking water in their origin. Also, the increased risk of dental fluorosis is possibly because of exposure to fluoride above optimum level, and further use of fluoride containing anti-cariogenic agents that include, toothpaste, mouthwash, fluoride containing chewing gum, and diet enriched with fluoride such as consumption of fish as well as frequency of tea intake. These can be seriously considered as primary determinants that may be a risk factor for dental fluorosis.
Dental fluorosis; Endemic fluorosis areas; Fluoride; Dental caries
Aldosari MM, Alarnous FT, Alhazzani SA. Prevalence and Predictors of Dental Fluorosis among the Yemeni Adult Population Living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - A Cross-Sectional Study. J Dent Oral Biol. 2023; 8(1): 1208. ISSN: 2475-5680.