revised December 01, 2011
Children's Dental Health 2003 - Dental Diseases in Children - Chapter One
- The prevalence of dental caries increases with age.
- Overall, 38% of Peel children had experienced dental caries, with a mean of 1.1 teeth affected. The prevalence of dental caries was highest among children aged seven and nine years.
- Among the three Peel municipalities, the overall prevalence of dental caries was significantly higher in Caledon as compared to Brampton and Mississauga.
- Gingivitis (gum infections) is the most common type of periodontal disease. Overall, 15% of children had gingivitis. The prevalence of gingivitis increased with age and occurred in similar proportions in the three municipalities in Peel.
Chapter One - Dental Diseases in Children (PDF file 544 KB)
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December 01, 2011