Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336751
Title:
Children's dental health in County Clare, 1991.
Authors:
Whelton, H., O'Keefe, J., O'Mullane, D.
Citation:
Whelton, H., O'Keefe, J., O'Mullane, D.
Publisher:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Services Research, University College Cork.
Issue Date:
Sep-1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336751
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The main findings of the survey were that: Caries levels appear to have declined when compared with data from the MidWestern Health Board as a whole collected in 1984. However, one quarter to one-third of children still suffer from high levels of caries. The treatment of caries is at a level which is less than satisfactory particularly in 8-year-old children. Also, fissure sealants are not being used to their full potential for the prevention of caries. Most parents know that the consumption of sugar containing snacks on a regular basis is harmful to the teeth, however, many of their children still consume such snacks twice a day or more. Plaque control among children is poor, as evidenced by the high proportion with bleeding gums or with calculus on their teeth. Yet, most children reportedly brush their teeth at least once a day thus indicating an ineffective tooth brushing technique by children.
Keywords:
DENTAL CARIES; DENTAL HEALTH; DENTAL HEALTH CARE; SURVEY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhelton, H., O'Keefe, J., O'Mullane, D.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T19:53:09Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-05T19:53:09Z-
dc.date.issued1991-09-
dc.identifier.citationWhelton, H., O'Keefe, J., O'Mullane, D.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/336751-
dc.descriptionThe main findings of the survey were that: Caries levels appear to have declined when compared with data from the MidWestern Health Board as a whole collected in 1984. However, one quarter to one-third of children still suffer from high levels of caries. The treatment of caries is at a level which is less than satisfactory particularly in 8-year-old children. Also, fissure sealants are not being used to their full potential for the prevention of caries. Most parents know that the consumption of sugar containing snacks on a regular basis is harmful to the teeth, however, many of their children still consume such snacks twice a day or more. Plaque control among children is poor, as evidenced by the high proportion with bleeding gums or with calculus on their teeth. Yet, most children reportedly brush their teeth at least once a day thus indicating an ineffective tooth brushing technique by children.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Services Research, University College Cork.en_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL CARIESen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.subjectSURVEYen_GB
dc.titleChildren's dental health in County Clare, 1991.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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