dental caries

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soft decayed area in a tooth

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New understanding of the dynamic process of dental caries makes it more important to use an index that can measure both very early (sub-clinical and non-cavitated) and advanced stages of caries (cavitated).
Thus, the aim of the present investigation was to analyse the influence of caregivers' OHL on the prevalence of untreated dental caries in early childhood in a large city located in southern Brazil.
There have been reports on the knowledge and attitudes of the intermediate and high school teachers towards prevention9 but there are few published reports on dental caries prevalence and on the knowledge, attitude and practices of school teachers in Northwest areas of Pakistan.
Several studies were conducted to establish associations between the prevalence and experience of dental caries and a particular risk factor.
Association between iron deficiency anemia and ECC in children with dental caries
[2] According to the WHO, it seems that most of the adult in the world have dental caries. [3] The significant morbidity and mortality seem to be seen among poor oral health individuals.
Studies performed using [CPQ.sub.8-10] questionnaire have shown that the dental caries negatively affect the quality of life in children (12,13).
[3] Furthermore, the consequences of untreated dental caries may lead to the inability to eat, thereby affecting nutritional intake in young children, lowering the body mass index and resulting in an inability to thrive.
He said that the dental patients with severe dental caries may experience chronic oral pain and infection, be malnourished and suffer from low self-esteem because of missing or defective teeth.
(32), studying children with overweight and obesity, showed alterations in the concentrations of phosphate, free sialic acid and proteins, as well as in the peroxidase activity, conditions favorable to the development of dental caries.
Dental caries is one of the commonest oral diseases in children affecting 60%-90% of school children.
As a systematic approach, fluoride is added to the drinking water to prevent dental decay but topical application using toothpaste has been more effective against dental caries, therefore fluoride is added to toothpaste in the form of sodium fluoride and sodium monofluorophosphate.
The research team tested hundreds of Chinese herbs and identified that Galla Chinensis has a strong potential to prevent dental caries due to its antibacterial capacity and tooth mineralization benefit.
The emphasis should always be on prevention of dental decay as dental caries continues to be a chronic debilitating disease among children.