Flashcards in Lecture 8 - CASS - 1 question - Pediatric Caries risk assessment Deck (12):
plaque has a weak impact on caries
carbohydrate intake has a strong impact on caries
What are the 2 fluoride vehicles? (THIS IS AN EXAM ?)
Having caries as a child can lead to caries as an adult.
There is no limit on caries prevention
F - there is a limit
what is the best indicator of caries risk?
existing dental caries and/or restorations
Be able to do a caries risk assessment
What are the historical tools indicative of caries?
low socioeconomic status
what are the clinical tools indicative of caries?
plaque on teeth
s. mutans presence
how many sugar exposures indicate the threshold to higher caries risk?
T/F minority and immigrant populations are at an increased risk of caries
on a population basis, fluoride exposure is a good risk factor
on an individual basis, fluoride is weak
what ethnic population has the highest caries risk?