The relation between fluoride concentration in drinking water and dental caries may have occurred throughout the history but was scientifically reported only at the beginning of the last century. The epidemiology of enamel fluorosis and its relation to dental caries has a rich history dating back to 1900s. It serves as an illustration of the power of epidemiology to uncover significant health relations and to establish the safety and effectiveness of specific interventions well in advance of an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of action.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
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