Caries in the preschool child: international trends.

  title={Caries in the preschool child: international trends.},
  author={Allison Kaigle Holm},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  volume={18 6},
Most studies on the prevalence and incidence of dental caries are carried out on schoolchildren and data on preschool children are comparably few. In most of the developing countries in South East Asia, children have a high prevalence of dental caries in the primary dentition, often in contrast to the situation in the permanent dentition. The reasons for this difference are not obvious, but may be linked to differences in diet. In Africa, dental caries prevalence in the preschool child seems to… CONTINUE READING

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