volume 13, issue 1, P43-46 2014
DOI: 10.1590/1677-3225v13n1a09
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Abstract: Aim: To describe cases of dental caries in Indian mother-child pairs of the middle and lower Xingu River-Xingu Indigenous Park. Methods: A total of 246 children aged 3-5 years old and their respective mothers took part in this study. Caries indexes dmft and DMFT were analyzed for deciduous and permanent dentitions, respectively, according to criteria proposed by the World Health Organization. Results: Analysis of the DMFT index showed a mean value of 14.3 for mothers. In mothers aged between 35 and 44 years, t…

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