Caries prevalence of preschoolchildren in Baja, Hungary, in 1975 and 1982: effect of a supervised monthly NaF mouthrinsing program

B. Hanzély, Jolán Bánóczy, Éva Hadas, I. Esztái, Julia Nemes, Mária Albrecht, Marianna Valkovics

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Abstract— The aim of the study was 1) to compare the caries prevalence of preschoolchildren in Baja with data from 1975 and 2) to evaluate the effect of 0.2% sodium‐fluoride mouthrinsings practiced during the last 4 yr. In 20 kindergartens of Baja 1462 children between 3 and 6 yr of age were investigated. All the children were participants in an oral hygiene motivation program and fluoride rinsings, performed generally monthly, but at least 10 times in a year. The dental investigations of the primary teeth were carried oul by the same team as in 1975. The frequency of caries‐free children increased from 18.8% in 1975 to 24.8% in 1982. The dmft mean values decreased only in the 5‐ and 6‐yr‐old children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalCommunity dentistry and oral epidemiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1985



  • caries prevalence
  • fluoride rinsings
  • primary
  • teeth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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