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 (flo͝o-rō′sĭs, flô-, flō-)
An abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine, as from fluoridated drinking water, characterized chiefly by mottling of the teeth.

fluo·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) fluoride poisoning, due to ingestion of too much fluoride in drinking water over a long period or to ingestion of pesticides containing fluoride salts. Chronic fluorosis results in mottling of the teeth of children


(flʊˈroʊ sɪs, flɔ-, floʊ-)

1. an abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorides, characterized in children by discoloration and pitting of the teeth and in adults by pathological bone changes.
2. Also called mottled enamel. the changes in tooth enamel symptomatic of fluorosis.
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Noun1.fluorosis - a pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


n. fluorosis, exceso de absorción de flúor.
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A recent review of the effects of mild dental fluorosis on oral health-related quality of life concluded that the effect of mild fluorosis was not adverse and could even be favorable," according to the study.
0 ppm as an ideal fluoride level that would prevent cavities while minimizing the side effect of tooth mottling, or dental fluorosis.
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He documented such effects as dental fluorosis (the mottling and weakening of teeth), brittle bones, emphysema, crippling spinal problems, pulmonary fibrosis and many other negative effects on human subjects.
In chronic fluoride toxicity, the major manifestation of chronic ingestion of excess amounts of fluoride can result in significant enamel defects known as dental fluorosis.
It concluded fluoride is likely to cause increases in bone fractures, arthritis-like symptoms, and severe dental fluorosis.
Kids under six should use a low-fluoride brand - with less than 600 parts per million - to cut the risk of dental fluorosis, the mottling of enamel caused by taking in too much fluoride while teeth are developing.
Even the American Dental Association, which promotes fluoridation, specifically cited to the NRC report in issuing a recent warning against using fluoridated water to mix infant formula because of the risk of over-fluoridation that can result in dental fluorosis (mottled discoloration of teeth.
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A report by the US National Academy of Sciences found that the federal 'safe limit for fluoride in American tap water did not protect children from dental fluorosis or increased bone fractures'.