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Prevalence and risk indicators of erosion in thirteen-to fourteen-year-olds on the Isle of Man

Bardolia, P.; Burnside, G.; Ashcroft, A.; Milosevic, A.; Goodfellow, S.A.; Rolfe, E.A. and Pine, C.M. (2010) Prevalence and risk indicators of erosion in thirteen-to fourteen-year-olds on the Isle of Man. Caries Research, 44 . pp. 165-168. ISSN 1421-976X (Online); 0008-6568 (Print)

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Abstract

Background/Aims: The aim was to determine the prevalence of erosion in 13-14 year-old children on the Isle of Man and to investigate the strength of association with dietary risk factors. Methods: Exposed dentine was assessed on smooth surfaces of incisors/canines and occlusal surfaces of first molars. A questionnaire assessed consumption frequency of foodstuffs. Results: Of 629 children examined, 124 (20%) had dentine exposed labially, palatally or occlusally. More males had dentine exposed on these surfaces (OR=1.7, 95% CI 1.2 to 2.6). Palatal dentine exposure was present in 3% of children, and occlusal dentine exposure in 18%. In bivariate analyses, drinking fizzy drinks more than once a day was associated with erosion (OR 1.6; 95% CI 1.1 to 2.3). Mean DMFT scores were not statistically different for children with smooth surface/occlusally exposed dentine (1.37) compared to those without (1.58). Multiple regression analysis showed age, gender and toothbrushing to be significant predictors of erosion. Conclusion: This study has found a higher proportion of 13-14 year old children with exposed dentine in molars than previous studies. The results corroborate previous reports that males have more erosion than females.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Additional citation information : Issue No.2. Published online: May 5, 2010. Small difference in title on uploaded document to the published PDF. Title : Prevalence and risk indicators of erosion in 13-14-year-olds on the Isle of Man.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tooth wear; dental erosion; prevalence; risk factors; adolescents; 14-year-olds; caries
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments, Research Centres and Related Units:Academic Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres > Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Sciences
DOI:10.1159/000314067
Publisher's Statement:Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel
Refereed:Yes
Status:Published
ID Code:1291
Deposited On:02 Sep 2010 12:13
Last Modified:16 Dec 2011 16:46

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