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Indicators of Oral Health in Mexican Adults Aged 18 Years and Older Who Demanded Oral Health Services: Objectives, Methodological Aspects and Characteristics of the Participants

This study estimated the prevalence of various oral health indicators among patients from a public university in Mexico. Roughly half of the subjects (54.5%) reported using any type of oral health service within the past 12 months. “Good/very good” oral health was reported by 38.1%. Functional dentition was observed on 44.5% and 8.2% were edentulous. The self-reported of tooth loss had a prevalence of 62.2%. Toothbrushing "two or more times per day" was reported by 76.4%.


Objective: To explain the objectives, methodology and basic results of a study of oral health in adults who demanded services from dental clinics at a public university in Mexico.

18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017


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