|Title:||A descriptive study of early caries and oral health habits of Inuit pre-schoolers: preliminary results|
|Author(s):||Gagnon PF, Houde G, St-Germain M||Year:||1991|
|Journal:||Arctic Med Res Suppl: 683-4|
|Tags:||Adverse Effects, Bottle Feeding, Children, Dental Caries, Epidemiology, Ethnology, Oral Hygiene, Preschool, Prevalence, Quebec, Statistics|
Despite reports describing the high incidence of baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD) in North American native populations, very little is known about the factors influencing dental health at such an early age. Furthermore, true prevalence figures are usually difficult to obtain because few studies have attempted to survey the whole population. The purpose of this project is to determine the true prevalence of nursing caries in the Kativik region and describe oral health determinants in relation to the dental status of these children. At this time, 244 children aged two to five years have been surveyed. The results indicate that baby bottle tooth decay occur in 72.2% of this young population.
|Reference (Biomedical Style):|
|Gagnon PF, Houde G, St-Germain M. A descriptive study of early caries and oral health habits of Inuit pre-schoolers: preliminary results. Arctic Med Res. 1991;Suppl:683-4.|