Awareness of periodontal disease in a group of northern Canadian children.

Abstract

Periodontal disease destroys the supporting structures of the teeth. The clinical signs start early in childhood as inflammation of the gingival tissues; if uncontrolled, it becomes the major cause of loss of teeth in adult life. The purpose of this survey was to determine the understanding that a group of 10- to 15-year-olds living in the Inuvialuit, Gwich… (More)

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@article{Schuller1998AwarenessOP, title={Awareness of periodontal disease in a group of northern Canadian children.}, author={P D Schuller and G. W. Thompson and T. Taerum}, journal={International journal of circumpolar health}, year={1998}, volume={57 Suppl 1}, pages={163-8} }