Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versão On-line ISSN 0864-3466
SOSA ROSALES, Maritza de la Caridad. Evolución de la fluoruración como medida para prevenir la caries dental. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2003, vol.29, n.3, pp. 268-274. ISSN 0864-3466.
Since the end of the XIX century the first cases of «black tooth» or «mottled enamel» were reported , but it is not until the 30s and 40s of the XX century that they are associated with the presence of fluorine in water and with the lower prevalence of caries in the population. Thats why in the 50s the WHO recommended the use of fluorides to prevent dental caries. Information referring to the historical development of the fluoridation of water and salt in the world and in Cuba, and about the main forms of utilization of fluorides to prevent dental caries is given
Palavras-chave : DENTAL CARIES [presention & control]; ORAL HEALTH; FLUORIDATION [history]; FLUORIDATION [utilization]; FLUORIDES [history]; FLUORIDES [therapeutic].