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Arrow BulletChildren's Dental Health 2003 - Risk Factors for Dental Diseases - Chapter Two

  • The most common dental diseases are infections resulting from plaque - soft bacterial accumulations - on tooth surfaces and gums.
  • Overall, more than half of the children (59%) surveyed in Peel had soft deposits on their teeth while 7% had hard deposits (calculus or tartar).
  • There were no significant differences in plaque and tartar accumulation among children by municipality.
  • Overall, children born outside Canada exhibited higher levels of dental disease than their Canadian-born equivalents. This trend was observed for all indicators of oral health status assessed except for fluorosis.



Chapter Two - Risk Factors for Dental Disease (PDF file 487 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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