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Interrelations between the fluoride concentrations in dental plaque and enamel, and exposure to fluoride.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6963150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The F concentrations in plaque and in underlying enamel were determined in a sample of 99 schoolchildren aged 8.4 years (S.D. = 0.37), comprising four groups, exposed life-long to contrasting concentrations of F in the water (range less than or equal to 0.12 ppm to 2.8 ppm) and to supplements of 350 mg F/kg domestic salt. The mean total F concentrations in plaque (dry wt) increased consistently with increasing exposure to F, but the absolute differences were small and the individual variation was high within each group. Significant inverse associations were demonstrated between individual plaque and surface enamel values within two groups, supported by consistent inverse trends (ns) in the remaining groups. These associations and trends are considered to reflect transfer of F from plaque to underlying surface enamel and concommitant reduction in plaque F concentration.
R G Schamschula; E Sugár; P S Un; H M Agus; K Tóth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian dental journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0045-0421     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Dent J     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370612     Medline TA:  Aust Dent J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dental Enamel / metabolism*
Dental Plaque / metabolism*
Fluorides / administration & dosage,  analysis*
Water Supply
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