TITLE

Dental Caries in Rural Alaska Native Children -- Alaska, 2008

AUTHOR(S)
Klejka, Joseph; Swanzy, Meghan; Whistler, Bradley; Jones, Caroline; Bruce, Michael G.; Hennessy, Thomas W.; Bruden, Dana; Rolin, Stephanie; Beltrán-Aguilar, Eugenio; Byrd, Kathy K.; Husain, Farah
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/23/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 37, p1275
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses a report on the prevalence of dental caries in native children in rural areas of Alaska in 2008. Released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the report presented the factors which are associated with dental caries severity, including lack of water fluoridation and soda pop consumption. It also identified infrequent brushing and lack of dental floss use as the risk factors of dental caries.
ACCESSION #
66331665

 

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