Impact of malocclusion and dentofacial anomalies on the prevalence and severity of dental caries among adolescents.

CONCLUSIONS: Handicapping malocclusion, maxillary irregularity, and abnormal molar relationship were associated with the occurrence and severity of dental caries. The findings suggest that the prevention and treatment of these conditions can contribute to a reduction in dental caries among adolescents. PMID: 26516712 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Dental Materials and Techniques - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Appl Environ Microbiol Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
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