Prevalence of dental discoloration among 5-44 years population in Sharkhan village, Nineveh Governorate, Mosul, Iraq


The aims of this study are to determine the prevalence of dental discoloration in the rural area and to identify, if there is any variation between sex and age group in a sample of (114) subjects aged (5-44)years. The sample was divided into four age group (5-14),(15-24),(25-34) and (35-44) years. The results revealed high percentage of teeth discoloration in all age groups & it was particularly due to natural or acquired cause and there were no differences between the age groups or sex. Also, the result of this research showed that about (82%) of the total sample are with discoloration defect in their teeth.