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Toothbrushing Frequency and Maternal Schooling Associated with Caries in Primary Dentition in 6- and 7-year-old Children

In Mexico, dental caries is highly prevalent in primary dentition. We determine the experience, prevalence, and severity of caries in primary dentition. One in two children had dental caries. Oral hygiene practices were associated with dental caries. Certain inequalities in oral health were observed.


Objective: To determine the experience, prevalence, and severity of caries in primary dentition and associated factors in 6- and 7-year-old schoolchildren.

05 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 03 Nov, 2016


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Frequency of Tooth Brushing and Associated Factors in Mexican Schoolchildren Six to Nine Years of Age

Tooth brushing is an effective tool to mechanically remove plaque. This study determines the tooth brushing frequency (at least once a day) in Mexican schoolchildren. The author observed that maternal characteristics are associated with the oral health behaviour of their children.


Objective: To determine the prevalence of daily tooth brushing and evaluate some variables associated.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013
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