Using a caries activity test to predict caries risk in early childhood

Nishimura, Michiko; Oda, Takashi; Kariya, Naoyuki; Matsumura, Seishi; Shimono, Tsutomu
January 2008
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jan2008, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study that examines the predictive abilities of the Cariostat caries activity test from Dentsply-Sankin in Japan. Results reveals that a caries activity test could predict 3 1/2-year-old children's caries risk based on 18-month and two-year-old test results. Early weaning, less sucrose intake and toothbrushing by parents were effective in minimizing a child's caries risk.


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