Fluorosis, Dental


Dental Fluoroses

Dental Fluorosis

Enamel, Mottled

Enamels, Mottled

Fluoroses, Dental

Mottled Enamel

Mottled Enamels

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)