The relationship between mean dmf and tooth brushing habits in the sample

The relationship between mean dmf and tooth brushing habits in the sample

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Background: Many Iraqi children of high socioeconomic status (SES) families attend dental clinics presenting predominantly cavitated and painful multiple carious lesions. The factors responsible for dental caries within this sector of society need to be identified. Purpose: The aim of this study is to assess the dental care behavior of mothers and...

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... contents of Table 2 confirm that males were more affected by dental caries (70%), than females (52%) and had a higher dmf index (3.6±3.76). The dmf index was higher in the research subjects who did not brush their teeth (4.6±4.59) and who were most susceptible to caries (80%) than those who brushed once or twice a day, but it showed no statistically significant difference (Table 3). Responses to the question about brushing assistance showed that 240 mothers did not provide this to their children. ...