Oral health-related behaviors predictive of failures in caries control among 11-12-yr-old Finnish schoolchildren.

@article{Hietasalo2008OralHB,
  title={Oral health-related behaviors predictive of failures in caries control among 11-12-yr-old Finnish schoolchildren.},
  author={Pauliina Hietasalo and Mimmi Tolvanen and Liisa Sepp{\"a} and Satu Lahti and Raija Poutanen and Ahti Olavi Niinimaa and Hannu W Hausen},
  journal={European journal of oral sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={116 3},
  pages={267-71}
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether the baseline oral health-related behaviors of the participants of the intervention group of a randomized clinical trial conducted in Pori, Finland, were predictive of failures in controlling caries. Three definitions of failure were considered, namely if the children developed one or more, three or more, or five or more new caries lesions, as evidenced by the change in number of decayed, missing or filled surfaces (Delta DMFS) during the follow-up… CONTINUE READING