How Many Children Have Fluorosis?
41% of children 12 – 15 years old have fluorosis, while 8.6% suffer from moderate fluorosis (white spots and some brown spots with up to 50% of enamel impacted), and 3.6% suffer from moderate and severe fluorosis (white spots and brown spots and sometimes pitting and chalky teeth and 100% of enamel impacted).
|36,487,082.00||kids 5-13 years old|
|16,761,477.00||kids 14-17 years old|
|53,248,559.00||all kids 5-17, a span of 12 years|
|13,312,139.75||ages 12-15, a span of 4 years|
|one fourth of all kids 5-17|
It is not acceptable to give 479,000 kids nationwide moderate to severe fluorosis. Pro-fluroidationists write off damage to these kids as acceptable loss in return for a dubious slight reduction in caries.
James Robert Deal , Attorney