publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Severe early childhood caries and behavioral risk factors among 3-year-old children in Lithuania

Slabsinskiene E; Milciuviene S; Julija Narbutaite; Vasiliauskiene I; Andruskeviciene V; Ea, Bendoraitiene; Saldūnaite K;
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  • Published: 10 Feb 2010
  • Country: Lithuania
Abstract
<jats:p>The objective of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and severity of early childhood caries (ECC) and severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) in 3-year-old Lithuanian children. The impact of selected behavioral risk factors on the development of S-ECC was investigated. Material and methods. A total of 950 children were examined in kindergartens. Diagnosis of dental caries followed the WHO criteria. Questionnaires were delivered to mothers of the children with S-ECC and caries-free children. The questions were related to the children’s dietary habits, temperament, oral hygiene, and the use of fluoride toothpaste. Results. The prevalence of E...
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Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseasesgenetic structures
free text keywords: Dental caries ; In infancy&childhood ; Lithuania ; Toothbrushing ; Breast feeding ; Risk factors, 616.314-002-053.2 [udc], severe early childhood caries, dmft, toothbrushing, breast-feeding, behavioral risk factors, General Medicine, Immunology, Behavioral risk, Oral hygiene, business.industry, business, Early childhood caries, medicine.disease, medicine, Temperament, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Dentistry, First tooth, Fluoride toothpaste, Tooth brushing
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Severe early childhood caries and behavioral risk factors among 3-year-old children in Lithuania

Slabsinskiene E; Milciuviene S; Julija Narbutaite; Vasiliauskiene I; Andruskeviciene V; Ea, Bendoraitiene; Saldūnaite K;