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Dental caries experience in the deciduous dentition of rural Guatemalan children ages 6 months to 7 years.

Authors
  • Infante, P F
  • Gillespie, G M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of dental research
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1976
Volume
55
Issue
6
Pages
951–957
Identifiers
PMID: 1069776
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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