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fluo·ro·sis

 (flo͝o-rō′sĭs, flô-, flō-)
n.
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.

fluorosis

(flʊəˈrəʊsɪs)
n
(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

fluo•ro•sis

(flʊˈroʊ sɪs, flɔ-, floʊ-)

n.
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.
[1925–30]
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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
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fluor·o·sis

n. fluorosis, exceso de absorción de flúor.
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The widespread use of fluoride (F) was a fundamental factor in the decline of caries reported worldwide (1), however, it has been accompanied by concern about the increase in the prevalence of dental fluorosis (2-4).
Dental fluorosis is defined as the hypomineralization of tooth enamel resulting from chronic, excessive ingestion of fluoride during tooth development, particularly during the pre-eruptive enamel maturation period.
Dental fluorosis is a tooth malformation characterized by outer hypermineralization and subsurface hypomineralization, and it is caused by the chronic ingestion of fluoride during tooth development [1].
The incidence of fluorosis at 5 years was similar between the group taking fluoride supplements (tablets) during the last 6 months of pregnancy and the placebo group.
Based on the fact that excessive exposure to fluoride causes dental fluorosis and lower amount makes toothpaste ineffective against dental caries, so the amount of fluoride in the toothpaste must be regulated.
Endemic fluorosis resulting from high fluoride concentration in groundwater is a public health problem in India.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water, devised by researchers at the University of Bath, could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania.
class="shnbodyWhen she gets to the rocks, she shakes her head, picks a mallet and hits a rock as hard as possible, just as she has done for years, after developing weakness in other parts of the body, from a disease suspected to be skeletal fluorosis, which has wreaked havoc in an entire village near Lake Baringo.
Although brushing twice daily with a fluoride containing toothpaste is good for healthy teeth and gums, a dentist has cautioned against its excessive use in children to prevent dental fluorosis and its other adverse health effects such as cognitive impairment.