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Carie du biberon: un caillou dans la chaussure de la santé [The impact of childhood caries].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The early childhood caries affect primary dentition before the eruption of the permanent teeth. It is set to extended use of a bottle containing fermentable carbohydrates. The early childhood caries is not only a dental disease: it is a social, cultural and behavioral condition that reflects the practices and beliefs around the child. Swiss data indicate that in aged 2 children, one of for could be affected by this devastating oral disease, mainly in vulnerable populations. The primary care physician has an important role in the screening of preschool children, in determining the risk level of the child for early childhood caries. Physicians can advise families, especially pregnant women, about preventive measures and behavior, leading to a dramatic drop of early childhood caries prevalence.
Child, Child, Preschool, Dental Caries/epidemiology, Dental Caries/etiology, Emigrants and Immigrants, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Primary Health Care, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors
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