Dental caries experience in the deciduous dentition of rural Guatemalan children ages 6 months to 7 years.
- Published Article
Journal of dental research
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1976
A study of 528 Guatemalan children indicated that caries prevalence in the deciduous dentition was twice as great as but in the permanent dentition was similar to that for US white children. This is a repeated observation for children of some preindustrial societies. Caries experience was significantly greater in boys. Until 4 years of age, caries attack was greater in the anterior segment of the oral cavity; linear enamel hypoplasia was a predisposing factor.
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