Erratum: Reexamination of Caries and Fluorosis Experience of Children in an Area of Jamaica with Relatively High Fluorosis Prevalence
2017-07-25T13:32:54Z (GMT) by
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to reexamine in 2006 caries and fluorosis experience among 5- to 6- and 11- to 12-year-olds (n = 789) in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, an area found to have a high prevalence of dental fluorosis in 1999. Mean (± SD) dmft/DMFT scores were 2.4 ± 3.1 (n = 275) and 2.2 ± 2.3 (n = 133), fluorosis prevalence (tooth surface index of dental fluorosis >0) of upper central incisors was 67% (n = 109) and 39% (n = 132) among 6- and 12-year-olds, respectively. Results indicate slightly reduced caries experience for 6-year-olds compared to 1999. Fluorosis prevalence was high particularly in 6-year-olds. Thus, risks and benefits from use of fluorides from multiple sources should be monitored carefully.