Fluoride Action Network


The authors surveyed parents of 708 patients in a pediatric dental practice about their satisfaction with the color of their children’s teeth and factors associated with their level of satisfaction. Overall, 43 percent of parents were dissatisfied with their children’s tooth color, and 78 percent of children had a Tooth Surface Index of Fluorosis, or TSIF, score greater than 0. The worst TSIF score was the only factor associated with parent satisfaction.