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Flashcards in 4: Dental Public Health Deck (14):
1

What are the most common non-communicable diseases in the world today?

Oral diseases

2

Poor dental ___ can cause oral disease.

hygiene

3

What is the more accurate name for tooth decay?

Dental caries

4

What two factors contribute to the demineralisation of teeth in tooth decay?

Sugar

Bacteria

5

What is the DMF method for measuring the extent of tooth decay in a patient's mouth?

Out of the ?32, count the number of teeth which are

Decayed

Missing

Filled

6

Why isn't the DMF index used more commonly?

Some teeth are lost because of

orthodontic work

trauma

never erupted

so not an accurate measurement of tooth decay.

7

Worldwide, the incidence of dental caries is (increasing / decreasing).

decreasing

8

What product is now fluorinated to reduce the incidence of tooth decay?

Toothpaste

9

Why is the incidence of dental caries unequal around the world?

Inequalities (poverty, deprivation)

10

In children, dental caries tend to occur (medially / laterally).

laterally

11

What is an edentulous adult?

An adult with no teeth

12

What are periodontal diseases?

Group of diseases characterised by inflammation of periodontal tissues in response to plaque

i.e "gum disease"

13

What is a BPE index?

Basic periodontal examination score

Allows you to classify the extent of gum disease

14

Oral diseases ___ a patient's quality of life.

reduce