Distribution of plaque and gingivitis and associated factors in 3- to 5-year-old Brazilian children.

@article{Feldens2006DistributionOP,
  title={Distribution of plaque and gingivitis and associated factors in 3- to 5-year-old Brazilian children.},
  author={Eliane Gerson Feldens and Paulo Floriani Kramer and Carlos Alberto Feldens and Simone Helena Ferreira},
  journal={Journal of dentistry for children},
  year={2006},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={4-10}
}
This cross-sectional study investigated the distribution of plaque and gingivitis and its association with demographic, socioeconomic, and orthodontic variables (spacing in anterior teeth, anterior open bite, and crossbite), and visible plaque level (low, medium, high) in Brazilian preschoolers. The sample comprised 490 3- to 5-year-old children from nursery schools in Canoas, a city in southern Brazil. One single, trained observer examined children's oral cavities and determined visible plaque… CONTINUE READING
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