Bibliometric Analysis of Publications on Dental Caries and Dental Fluorosis from India
Keywords:Dental Caries, Dental fluorosis, Publications
Introduction- Dentistry goes back to about 5000 BC when a “tooth worm” was believed to be the source of
dental caries. Repeated processes of acid generation lead to the superficial degradation of calcified tissue in
the tooth, and consequently cavitation. Work has shown that enamel demineralisation happens at a pH of 5.5
and below. World Health Organization (WHO) mission is Health for all. Fluoride containing drinking water
and supplements such as tablets, gums, gel, and toothpastes are the major sources that could be responsible
for increased fluoride consumption.At various periods of tooth growth, the ingestion of unnecessary fluoride
may have a number of consequences on teeth, including the presence of white lines or streaks on enamel,
yellow or brown streaks on enamel, and the general participation of enamel with white or dark chalky stains.
Material and method- A systematic Search Strategy was framed using the specific keywords related to
Dental Caries and Dental Fluorosis. The Web of Science Database was accessed and Search Query was
input as “KP= (“Dental Caries*” OR “dental fluorosis*” OR “school children 8-13 Years*” OR DMFT* OR
“Dean’s fluorosis Index*”)”.
Result- Search output generated total 210 documents from 111 Sources (Journals, Books, etc.)Over the
period from 1999 – 2020. Total Author’s Keywords (DE) were 664
Conclusion- Dental caries is genuinely a neurological disease whose nature primarily depends on the
existence of fermentable sugar, host factors, cariogenic microbial flora and other related environmental
conditions. Researchers have proposed numerous theories within the context of dental caries. Fluoride is
among the relatively few contaminants that may cause significant public safety impacts in drinking water.
Various types of exposure to fluoride have been found to influence systemic F material, thereby raising the
likelihood of fluoride sensitive diseases.
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