Oral health in children with chronic renal failure

  title={Oral health in children with chronic renal failure},
  author={Abeer Al Nowaiser and Graham J. Roberts and Richard S. Trompeter and Michael Wilson and Victoria S. Lucas},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Seventy children with chronic renal failure (CRF) aged 4–13.6 years were recruited from the Renal Unit of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Indices were recorded for dental caries, dental plaque, gingival inflammation, gingival enlargement, and enamel defects. Salivary urea, buffering capacity, and the oral streptococcal flora were determined for 25 of the children. A significantly greater proportion of the CRF children was caries free, 40% compared with 8.5% of the controls. The… CONTINUE READING