Essay on The Caries Experience For Children Aged 5

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Moreover, documenting the caries experience for children aged 5 years old reflect the importance of the interpretation of such experience in the children with all 20 deciduous teeth. As from the age of 6, deciduous teeth are shed and replaced with permanent teeth so the number of deciduous teeth declines. All of which will result in decreasing the caries experiences for older children due to the reduction in the absolute number of teeth with caries experience 84. The distribution of caries within children by age showed that the proportion of children with no decay was highest in children aged 5 and lowest in children aged 9 while children aged 10 had the highest proportion of no decay experiences as their deciduous teeth have been shed 84.

Fig. 13. Distribution of deciduous dmft index by age, 2007 In the other hand, the SIC 10 index shows the 10% of children with high caries experiences, which demonstrated that The SiC10 values for deciduous teeth were between 4 and 5 times the national average values for all ages.
Fig. 14. SiC10 for children aged 5 to 10, by age, 2007 Furthermore, the DMFT score at a younger age was relatively low due to the few number of permanent teeth present and the short time span since their eruption. All of which makes them less susceptible to developing decay 84.
Table 11. Mean DMFT scores for children aged 6-15 years old 84.
Age (years) Mean DMFT
6 0.08
7 0.24
8 0.34
9 0.49
10 0.60
11 0.80
12 0.95
13 1.51
14 1.60
15 2.10

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