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Prevalence of Dental Caries of the First Permanent Molars among 6-14 Years Old Sudanese Children

Prevalence of Dental Caries of the First Permanent Molars among 6-14 Years Old Sudanese Children

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dc.contributor.author Abuaffan, Amal H.
dc.contributor.author Hayder, Samah
dc.contributor.author Hussen, Aml A.
dc.contributor.author Ibrahim, Tibyan A.
dc.contributor.other Orthodontics, Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry en_US
dc.date 2018-03
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-17T11:26:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-17T11:26:21Z
dc.date.submitted 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27002
dc.description.abstract Background: Dental caries is the most prevalent and common chronic infectious disease of childhood. It cause tooth pain, discomfort, eating impairment, loss of tooth and delay language development. Furthermore, dental caries has been increasing among school children due to unlimited consumption of sugary substances, poor oral care practices and inadequate health service utilization. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of dental caries of the first permanent molars among Sudanese children at Pediatric clinic Faculty of Dentistry University of Khartoum. Methodology: Descriptive retrospective study of fully documented dental records from school children attending a pediatric dental clinic was conducted. Total of 300 dental records of 139 (46.3%) boys and 161 (53.7%) girls aged 6 to 14 years old were studied. Results: The prevalence of the dental caries in first permanent molar (FPM) was 183 (61%) from total 300 children, 73 (39.9%) boys and 110 (60.1%) girls. Mandible was more prone to caries than maxilla. Conclusion: The most prevalence tooth surface was the occlusal surface. Girls was more susceptible to dental caries than boys. Children 7 years old recorded the highest susceptible age to dental caries. Recommendation: Along with nutritional factors, a comprehensive approach to preventing dental caries in children must include improved general dietary habits, good oral hygiene, appropriate use of fluorides, and access to preventive and restorative dental care en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Dental Caries; First permanent molar (FPM) en_US
dc.title Prevalence of Dental Caries of the First Permanent Molars among 6-14 Years Old Sudanese Children en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Dentistry en_US

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