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Indicators of Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dental Care as Variables Associated with the High Severity of Caries

Dental caries is a public health problem around the world. In this study, we show that the variables related to oral hygiene, both objective measurement (presence of dentobacterial plaque) and subjective measurement (self-report of tooth brushing frequency) are associated with high severity of dental caries.


Objective: To identify if the presence of dental plaque, dental brushing frequency and preventive dental care are related to the high severity of dental caries.

31 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 17 May, 2017


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