2008, Number 1
Acta Pediatr Mex 2008; 29 (1)
Soria-Hernández MA, Molina-F N, Rodríguez-P R
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ABSTRACTObjective: To assess the incidence of dental brush, use of dental floss, mouthwash and visits to the stomatologist in children between six and seven years of age and its effect over dental cariesl Material and Methods: There were 34 girls and 37 boys. Examination included teeth with caries, teeth that required extraction and the obturated ones in the temporal dentition. In permanent dentition examination included teeth with caries, lost and obturated teeth. A correlation with hygienic preventive measures was made. Statistic tests used were non parametric square chi and Pearson percentage. Results: Dental brush was the most used method for preventing caries in both groups. Conclusions: There was a great disposition of the studied population for dental brush. Boys had less dental caries than girls. The use of dental floss and mouthwash should be more encouraged as they help prevent dental caries.