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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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Caries Prevalence and Experience of 12-Year old Children in Montserrat

This study aimed to find out the decayed, missing and filled teeth of 12-year old children in the British overseas Territory of Montserrat. No study had been carried out before. Additionally, the oral-health-related quality of life of the children was measured using a questionnaire.


Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the caries experience and oral health related quality of life of 12-year olds on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In addition, any difference in the dental caries experience was explored by gender and socio-economic status.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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