Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dental Did You Know: Cavities and Age

The prevalence of dental caries (cavities) increases with age, ranging from 21% of those aged 6-11 to 67% among adolescents 16-19 years of age.

Source: Peak Enhancement and Knowledge, Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations for the use of Pit-and-Fissure Sealants, A Report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Supplement Aug/Sep 2008.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100