Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-297X
HIDALGO GATO- FUENTES, Iliana; DUQUE DE ESTRADA RIVERON, Johany y PEREZ QUINONES, José Alberto. Dental caries: Some factors related to their appearance in children. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2008, vol.45, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
The knowledge of the factors related to the appearance of dental caries is necessary due to the fact that it is a common health problem in the population of all ages. A case-control study was conducted in Matanzas during the academic course 2004-2005, aimed at determining the association of some of these risk factors with the appearance of dental caries. The study group was composed of 11 311 children aged 6-12. A sample of 900 was selected from them by a polystage sample design. The high capacity of resistance to the acid attack in the control group (57.2 %), compared with that of the cases (20.3 %), was underlined. The positive association of dental caries with the enamel resistance, its remineralization capacity, as well as with the white lesions and the enamel abnormalities, was established.
Palabras llave : Dental caries; risk factors; enamel remineralization.