1 mg/L. These studies should focus on moderate and severe enamel fluorosis in relation to caries and in relation to psychological, behavioral, and social effects among affected children, among their parents, and among affected children after they become adults.

To better define the aesthetics of enamel fluorosis, methods should be developed and validated to objectively assess enamel fluorosis. Staining and mottling of the anterior teeth should be distinguished from staining of the posterior teeth so that aesthetic consequences can be more easily assessed.



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