LONGITUDINAL STUDY--FLUORIDE EXPOSURE & DENTAL FLUORIDE
Principal Investigator: S M Levy
Affiliation: University of Iowa
Abstract: Several recent studies have reported an increase in the prevalence of dental fluorosis in the United States, thought to be due to the widespread adoption of various preventive dentistry initiatives using fluoride. Several retrospective studies have found associations between dental fluorosis and these fluoride exposures, especially water fluoridation and fluoride tablets and drops. In this study, a methodology will be developed and implemented for use in longitudinal studies to record dietary and non-dietary fluoride exposures on a 3 month basis in a 'birth cohort' from the time of birth until the age of 3 to 4 years (and in a subsequent study until age 8 years). 1530 mothers with newborns will be recruited from post-partum wards of hospitals. The parents will provide data on infant and childhood exposures and ingestion of fluoride every 3 months during the study, with an additional report at 6 weeks of age (due to frequent feeding habit changes during the first 3 months of life). Data on fluoride intake have not previously been collected in this manner and will be valuable in characterizing the multiple fluoride exposures among infants and young children in the U.S. Composite indexes of exposures to both individual and various combinations of fluoride sources over time will be developed. Total dietary fluoride intake will be estimated. Dental caries and dental fluorosis of the primary teeth will be assessed at age 3 to 4. The distributions of fluoride exposures and intake will be characterized. Multivariate relationships will be investigated among prevalence and severity of primary tooth dental fluorosis and dental caries and the various fluoride exposures. A subsequent study will follow the cohort to age 7 to 8 allowing longitudinal data on fluoride exposures to be collected from birth to age 7 to 8. Then, relationships between primary and permanent tooth dental fluorosis will be assessed and the strength of the associations between the prevalence and severity of permanent tooth dental fluorosis and the "prospectively-collected" data on fluoride exposures would be assessed. The study results will increase current understanding about the delicate balance between the optimal use of fluorides for caries prevention and increased risks of dental fluorosis so that fluoride can continue to be used appropriately for maximum public health caries prevention with minimal risk of dental fluorosis.
Funding Period: 1991-09-01 - 1996-08-31
more information: NIH RePORT
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, N335 Dental Science Building, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, College of Dentistry, N 335, Dental Science Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1010, USA
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Dows Institute for Dental Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
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Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1010, USA
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College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, N335 Dental Science Bldg, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Health and Sports Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1010, USA
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Department of Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
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Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64108 2784, USA
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, 328 Dental Science Building, North Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Preventive Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1010, USA
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Department of Pediatrics, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan
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Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, N 342 DSB, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, USA
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Department of Preventive Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Dows Institute for Dental Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Health and Sports Studies, The University of Iowa, IA 52242, USA
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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University of Iowa College of Public Health, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, USA
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Dental Science Bldg, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1010, USA
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1010, USA
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Department of Periodontics, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
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Department of Health and Sport Studies, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
J Pediatr 148:793-9. 2006..This 3-year follow-up study examined associations between physical activity and bone mineral content (BMC) and whether physical activity augments BMC accrual...
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Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
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