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dc.contributor.authorVargas-Ferreira, F
dc.contributor.authorZeng, J
dc.contributor.authorThomson, W Murray
dc.contributor.authorPeres, Marco Aur O
dc.contributor.authorDemarco, Fl OF
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-14T07:01:31Z
dc.date.available2022-02-14T07:01:31Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0300-5712
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jdent.2014.02.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/412317
dc.description.abstractDespite improvement, dental caries is still the main public oral health problem worldwide and the major cause of pain, tooth loss and chewing difficulties in children and adolescents; and it impacts negatively on oral health-related quality of life. A cross-sectional study of a multistage representative sample of 8-12-year-old Brazilian school children was carried out in order to investigate the association between enamel defects and dental caries. Children's mothers completed a questionnaire about socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics at home. Firth's bias reduced logistic regression models were undertaken to assess the association between the main exposure (enamel defects) and caries experience. The prevalence of any enamel defect was 64.0%; the prevalence of diffuse opacities, demarcated opacities and enamel hypoplasia was 35.0%, 29.5% and 3.7%, respectively. The prevalence of dental caries was 32.4%, with mean DMFT of 0.6 (SD, 1.2). Dental caries experience was more common among children who had enamel hypoplasia in their posterior teeth (OR = 2.79; 95% CI: 1.05, 6.51) than among those with none. In anterior teeth, there was no association. Enamel hypoplasia appears to be an important risk factor for dental caries. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom540
dc.relation.ispartofpageto546
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Dentistry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3203en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320399en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsDentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsDevelopmental defect enamelen_US
dc.titleAssociation between developmental defects of enamel and dental caries in schoolchildren
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVargas-Ferreira, F; Zeng, J; Thomson, WM; Peres, MAO; Demarco, FOF, Association between developmental defects of enamel and dental caries in schoolchildren, Journal of Dentistry, 2014, 42 (5), pp. 540-546
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-02-12
dc.date.updated2022-02-14T07:00:06Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPeres, Marco A.


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