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Concepts of health and disease and caries prediction: a literature review.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of dental research
Publication Date
Volume
99
Issue
6
Pages
476–483
Identifiers
PMID: 1763283
Source
Medline

Abstract

Biomedical determinants of dental caries have been more extensively investigated than psychosocial factors and their impact on caries prevalence and incidence seems to be greater. However, a majority of these investigations relate to children and adolescents. An implementation of social and psychologic variables may be more relevant regarding dental caries in adults. In addition, a multidisciplinary approach might improve our understanding of dental caries as a multifactorial disease and bridge the gap between a biomedical concept and a more holistic approach to dental health.

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