Caries experience and oral cleanliness in cystic fibrosis homozygotes and heterozygotes.

@article{Aps2002CariesEA,
  title={Caries experience and oral cleanliness in cystic fibrosis homozygotes and heterozygotes.},
  author={Johan K. M. Aps and Georges O G Van Maele and L. Martens},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2002},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={560-3}
}
OBJECTIVES AND STUDY DESIGN In the present study, the caries experience (ie, the number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth) and oral cleanliness (ie, measures of plaque, calculus, and gingival bleeding) of patients homozygous for cystic fibrosis (CF; n = 42), patients heterozygous for CF (n = 48), and healthy control subjects (n = 62) were recorded and statistically analyzed. RESULTS Those who were homozygous for CF had a significantly lower caries experience than both the control subjects… CONTINUE READING