Evaluation of mandibular bone mineral density using the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry technique in edentulous subjects living in an endemic fluorosis region


Buyukkaplan U. S. , Guldag M. U.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, vol.41, no.5, pp.405-410, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1259/dmfr/20380362
  • Title of Journal : DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-410

Abstract

Objectives: Fluoride is one of the biological trace elements with a strong affinity for osseous, cartilaginous and dental tissue. The dental and skeletal effects of high fluoride intake have already been studied in the literature, but little is known about the effects of high fluoride intake on edentulous mandibles. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of high fluoride intake on mandibular bone mineral density (BMD) measured by the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) technique in edentulous individuals with systemic fluorosis.