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Reshuffling the Risk Factors of Severe Early Childhood Caries

  1. Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt
  2. Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
Version 1 : Received: 1 November 2016 / Approved: 1 November 2016 / Online: 1 November 2016 (06:56:46 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 3 November 2016 / Approved: 3 November 2016 / Online: 3 November 2016 (08:39:30 CET)

How to cite: Kabil, N.; Eltaweil, S. Reshuffling the Risk Factors of Severe Early Childhood Caries. Preprints 2016, 2016110005 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201611.0005.v2). Kabil, N.; Eltaweil, S. Reshuffling the Risk Factors of Severe Early Childhood Caries. Preprints 2016, 2016110005 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201611.0005.v2).

Abstract

Severe early childhood caries remains the most common chronic disease affecting children. Its multifactorial etiology has established a controversy about which risk factors were more significant to its development. Therefore our study aimed through meticulous statistical analysis to arrange the “well agreed upon” common risk factors in order of significance, to aid the clinician in tailoring an adequate preventive program for this affected age group. The study reshuffled the risk factors contributing to severe early childhood caries and placed them in the order of their significance as follows: snacking of sugary food several times a day, increased number of siblings to 3 or more, night feeding, child self-employed brushing, mother caries experience, 2 siblings, on demand feeding, once/day sugary food, sharing utensils, 1 Sibling, male gender, father’s education, late first child dental visit, brushing time, mother’s education, no dental visit, decreased brushing frequency & no night brushing.

Subject Areas

severe early childhood caries; risk factors

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