Roles of different sources of social support on caries experience and caries increment in adolescents of East london.

@article{Bernab2011RolesOD,
  title={Roles of different sources of social support on caries experience and caries increment in adolescents of East london.},
  author={Eduardo Parrilla Bernab{\'e} and Stephen A Stansfeld and Wagner Marcenes},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={400-7}
}
Evidence on the contribution of social support to oral health is scarce. We first explored the association of social support with caries experience and the relative roles of support from family, friends and a special person on caries experience in 15-16-year-old adolescents. We then explored whether social support at 11-12 years of age predicts caries increment in second permanent molars over 4 years and the relative roles of different sources of support on 4-year caries increment. Data from… CONTINUE READING