Epidemiology dental caries is the most common dental disease in the united states and is the primary cause of tooth loss through young adulthood by age 35 the average american has lost five teeth and has 11 more attacked by caries 106 the most widely used measure of dental caries is the dmf index which is usually expressed as the total number of decayed d missing m and filled f . Region wise distribution of dental caries in the past 15 years 1999 2014 shows more prevalent in the northernern region among all the index age groups with maximum prevalence 7606 among 15 year age group 5 20 theories of caries etiology 246 the etiology of dental caries is a complex problem. Epidemiology of dental caries in the world 155 4 distribution of dental caries according to who region s 41 who african region afro the who african region have 46 countries howe ver it was possible to find oral health data for 40 countries analyzing the available studies regarding the year there was a downgrade of the data. Caries is a bacterial disease that can start early in a humans life the worst is that it can last throughout the life and lead to the loss of teeth etiology of dental caries spreads on many reasons it was found out that the bacteria are carried over by mother to the child during 19 28 months of age. Start studying epidemiology of dental caries learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools
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