Dental caries, tooth eruption timing and obesity: a longitudinal study in a group of Mexican schoolchildren.

@article{SnchezPrez2010DentalCT,
  title={Dental caries, tooth eruption timing and obesity: a longitudinal study in a group of Mexican schoolchildren.},
  author={Leonor S{\'a}nchez-P{\'e}rez and Mar{\'i}a Esther Irigoyen and Marco Zepeda},
  journal={Acta odontologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={57-64}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify the possible association between dental caries and body mass index (BMI) and to explore the effect of BMI on tooth eruption in a cohort of elementary schoolchildren. MATERIAL AND METHODS A 4-year longitudinal study was completed. A total of 110 children from a public elementary school, located in a middle-income area of Mexico City, entered the study; of these, 88 completed the 4-year follow-up period. Dental caries assessments were carried out using the WHO criteria… CONTINUE READING

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