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Arrow BulletChildren's Dental Health 2003 - Dental Diseases in Children - Chapter One

  • The prevalence of dental caries increases with age.
  • Overall, 38% of Peel children had experienced dental caries, with a mean of 1.1 teeth affected. The prevalence of dental caries was highest among children aged seven and nine years.
  • Among the three Peel municipalities, the overall prevalence of dental caries was significantly higher in Caledon as compared to Brampton and Mississauga.
  • Gingivitis (gum infections) is the most common type of periodontal disease. Overall, 15% of children had gingivitis. The prevalence of gingivitis increased with age and occurred in similar proportions in the three municipalities in Peel.



Chapter One - Dental Diseases in Children (PDF file 544 KB)

Chapter One

Dental Diseases in Children

Chapter Two

Risk Factors for Dental Disease

Chapter Three

Fluorides in Caries Prevention

Chapter Four

Access to Dental Care
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