The relationship between the mean dmf and snack consumption

The relationship between the mean dmf and snack consumption

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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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... highest dmf index in subjects was that relating to more than three times (5.45±4.85); 84% were affected by dental caries and the difference was statistically significant (Table 5). Responses relating to the intensity of breastfeeding showed that 56 mothers breast fed their infants both during the day and at night and 85.7% of their children had dental caries. ...