Dental erosion amongst 13- and 14-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren.

  title={Dental erosion amongst 13- and 14-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren.},
  author={Sheyla M{\'a}rcia Auad and Paula Jane Waterhouse and June Heather Nunn and N. W. Steen and Paula Moynihan},
  journal={International dental journal},
  volume={57 3},
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of dental erosion in a sample of 13- and 14-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren and to assess the relationship of dental erosion and socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS A convenience sample of 458 children (190 boys and 268 girls) from 14 schools in Três Corações, south east Brazil, was examined. Socio-demographic data were collected by self-completion questionnaires. RESULTS Dental erosion was observed in 34.1% of subjects, involving enamel only and… CONTINUE READING