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Title: Fluoride and dental caries
Authors: Camilleri, George E.
Keywords: Dental caries -- Malta
Fluorine -- Physiological effect
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1998, Vol. 10(1), p. 6-7
Abstract: Fluorine was probably discovered by the chemist Scheele in 1771, and eventually isolated in 1886 by Moissan. Its presence in bones and teeth was initially disputed but eventually confirmed in the middle of the eighteenth century. In this article the author discusses the few epidemiological studies which confirm the relationship between fluoride concentration in drinking water, mottled enamel and the incidence of dental caries and also describes the Maltese scene in regards the caries level in tap water.
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