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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Prevalence of White Spot Lesions in 3-year-old Children Visiting a Private Dental College: An Observational Study

Maria Anthonet Sruthi, Deepa Gurunathan, Vignesh Ravindran

Citation Information : Sruthi MA, Gurunathan D, Ravindran V. Prevalence of White Spot Lesions in 3-year-old Children Visiting a Private Dental College: An Observational Study. World J Dent 2020; 11 (5):408-412.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1759

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate the presence of white spot lesions in 3-year-old children visiting a private dental institution and belonging to the Chennai population. Materials and methods: A total of 165 patients and 990 teeth were reviewed for white spot lesions using photographs obtained after reviewing case sheets. The data extracted were analyzed using descriptive statistics on SPSS software. Results: The highest percentage of lesions was present in the maxillary right and left canines and was 78 and 67.7%, respectively, and the least was observed in mandibular right and left central incisors namely 9.2 and 5.5%. Conclusion: The prevalence of white spot lesions was maximum in maxillary canines and the least was observed in mandibular incisors in 3-year-old children visiting a private dental college in Chennai. Clinical significance: Early detection and intervention of white spot lesions can minimize the symptoms associated with early childhood caries, thereby halting its progression.


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