Accession Number:

AD0706048

Title:

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND DENTAL CARIES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

EASTMAN DENTAL CENTER ROCHESTER NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The findings to date indicate that the explanation for the disproportionate numbers of caries-resistant recruits from Northwest Ohio and Northeast South Carolina may be the elevated dietary intake of at least boron, lithium, molybdenum and strontium, along with optimal fluoride water supplies. Investigations indicate the desirability of investigating further the effects of combinations of trace elements upon tooth morphology, its destructibility by acid and also effects upon bacterial metabolism. It would seem wise to pay particular attention to the role of strontium in these trace element effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE