Fluoride Action Network


The present study has examined the relationship between waterborne fluoride, dental fluorosis and skeletal maturity in two Danish areas containing less than 0.2 and 2.4 parts/10(6) F- in the drinking water. 12–14-year-old girls, 113 from the non-F- area and 122 from the F- area, born and raised in the areas, were examined. No relationship could be found between skeletal maturity and fluoride content of the drinking water. The association between the severity of dental fluorosis and skeletal maturity in the girls from the F- area was not statistically significant, but the tendency followed the same pattern as observed in tropical high and low fluoride areas.