TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Nishimura, Michiko; Oda, Takashi; Kariya, Naoyuki; Matsumura, Seishi; Shimono, Tsutomu
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jan2008, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
28655251

 

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