The relationship between mean dmf and topical fluoride application

The relationship between mean dmf and topical fluoride application

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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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... fluoride was applied to only 64 subjects in the sample who still recorded a high caries index (dmf = 3.37±4.18). 62.5% were affected by dental caries, almost the same percentage as those who did not received fluoride (59.5%) with no statistically significant difference ( Table 7). The question concerning whether the mothers were affected by dental caries, showed that 184 had dental caries, while 60% of their children were affected by dental caries with a dmf of 3.4 ±3.72. ...