Preschool caries as an indicator of future caries: a longitudinal study.

@article{Peretz2003PreschoolCA,
  title={Preschool caries as an indicator of future caries: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Benjamin Peretz and Diana Ram and Elinor Azo and Yaakov Efrat},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={114-8}
}
PURPOSE This study was performed to compare the increment of carious surfaces per year in preschool-age children with early childhood caries (ECC), children with posterior caries only, and caries-free children after 7 to 10 years. METHODS One hundred and fifty files of children were included in the study. The first examination referred to the ages of 3 to 5 years (T1), and follow-up visits took place after at least 7 years (T2). The number of carious surfaces was recorded. The study… CONTINUE READING
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