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Impact of dental caries on preschool children's quality of life: an update.

Authors
  • Bönecker, Marcelo
  • Abanto, Jenny
  • Tello, Gustavo
  • Oliveira, Luciana Butini
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brazilian Oral Research
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
26 Suppl 1
Pages
103–107
Identifiers
PMID: 23318751
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The literature reports that dental caries can cause functional, physical and aesthetic impairment, often with repercussions on children's general health at an early age. Moreover, recent studies have investigated how caries lesions can compromise children's quality of life. This paper aims to describe the current situation of dental caries prevalence in children and how this oral health disease can impact their quality of life.

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