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Fluorosis, Dental MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fluorosis, Dental
Tree Number(s)
C07.650.800.295.500.500
C07.793.700.295.500.500
C16.131.850.800.295.500.500
Unique ID
D009050
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009050
Annotation
do not confuse with TOOTH DISCOLORATION
Scope Note
A chronic endemic form of ENAMEL HYPOMINERALIZATION 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)
Entry Version
FLUOROSIS DENT
Entry Term(s)
Dental Fluoroses
Dental Fluorosis
Fluoroses, Dental
Mottled Enamel
NLM Classification #
WU 220
Public MeSH Note
97; was MOTTLED ENAMEL 1965-96; FLUOROSIS, DENTAL was see MOTTLED ENAMEL 1987-96
History Note
97; was MOTTLED ENAMEL 1965-96; FLUOROSIS, DENTAL was see MOTTLED ENAMEL 1987-96
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/05/23
Fluorosis, Dental Preferred
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