Inside town where nearly everyone has brown teeth

Freshwater shortage in Makindu drives residents to fluoride-filled sources

In Summary

• Dried up rivers and just one spring have made locals use water from boreholes

• Prolonged exposure to fluoride in them has left residents with dental fluorosis

A visibly shaken Alex Musyoka, 12, lies in a dental chair at the dental clinic section of Makindu Level 4 Hospital.

On a Wednesday, he could be enjoying a session with a teacher in school, but ...

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