Dental caries and sealant prevalence in children and adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012.

@article{Dye2015DentalCA,
  title={Dental caries and sealant prevalence in children and adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012.},
  author={Bruce A. Dye and Gina O. Thornton-Evans and Xianfen Li and Timothy J Iafolla},
  journal={NCHS data brief},
  year={2015},
  volume={191},
  pages={1-8}
}
Although dental caries has been declining in permanent teeth for many children since the 1960s, previous findings showed caries in primary teeth for preschool children increasing from 24% to 28% between 1988 and 2004. Disparities in caries continue to persist for some race and ethnic groups in the United States. Prevalence of dental sealants--applied to the tooth chewing surfaces to help prevent caries--has also varied among sociodemographic groups. This report describes U.S. youth dental… CONTINUE READING
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