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ERIC Number: EJ884754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Rampant Caries
Guzman-Armstrong, Sandra
Journal of School Nursing, v21 n5 p272-278 2005
Although dental caries in the pediatric and adolescent population has consistently declined in the United States, it is still the most common childhood disease. Dental problems are the number one reason for missing school next to the common cold. Dental caries are an infectious, communicable disease resulting in destruction of tooth structure by acid-forming bacteria found in dental plaque, an intraoral biofilm, in the presence of sugar. The etiology of rampant disease is very complex. It is multifactorial and has a close relationship to a number of risk factors. It is important that school nurses identify patients at risk for dental caries early to determine their risk and refer them for disease prevention and control. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States