Prevalence of Tooth Decay and Associated Factors in North-Benin Schools in 2014

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The oral – dental pathologies as tooth decay raise a serious public health problem in the world. They remain a reason of morbidity related to the access to treatment and socio-economic problems. Survey based upon 536 school children and their mothers showed that the mean age of the school children was 9.61 years ± 1.82 year and the sex – ratio was 1.22. The tooth brush was the most used brushing instrument used (60.82%). In 60.82% of the cases, the school children consumed sweets at least once a day. The average DMFT index was of 1.23. The prevalence of tooth decay was 38.62%. For more:

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