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BACKGROUND German societies of pediatricians and dentists disagree about oral health-related preventive recommendations (use of fluoride supplements, fluoride-containing toothpaste) for children aged 0-3 years. After failure to reach a consensus, there is no study that has evaluated the guidelines that pediatricians use in daily practice. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this prospective study was to determine prevalence of malocclusion and associated risk factors in 3-year-old Thuringian children. METHODS Subjects (n = 377) were participants in a regional oral health programme, a birth cohort study with the aim to prevent caries (German Clinical Trials Register DRKS00003438). Children received(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest that poor oral health during pregnancy can lead to perinatal complications, such as low birth weight and preterm delivery as well as poor oral health in children. Aim of this study was to assess the German midwives knowledge about oral health and preventive recommendations for pregnant women, infants and young children. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to assess the prevalence, distribution and associated risk factors of developmental defects of enamel (DDE) in 3-year-old Thuringian children in 2013 as part of a prospective cohort study. METHODS The subjects (n = 377) were all participants in a Thuringian oral health programme. Children of the birth cohort 2009/2010 were invited(More)
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