Int J Stomatol ›› 2019, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (4): 469-474.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2019060

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Research progress on the relationship between mother and childhood dental caries

Wang Xiaobo,Lin Shiyao,Li Xia()   

  1. Dept. of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 1, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China
  • Received:2018-09-15 Revised:2019-02-12 Online:2019-07-01 Published:2019-07-12
  • Supported by:
    This study was supported by Shanxi Province Science and Technology Research Project(20150313010-3)


Childhood dental caries is a common chronic infectious disease affected by numerous factors, with several adverse effects on children’s growth and development. During pregnancy, the mother’s nutritional status, living habits, cultural and educational level, economic status, and mental health status affect the child’s oral and general health and may lead to the development of childhood dental caries. This paper reviews the relationship between maternal factor and childhood dental caries to promote awareness among mothers on preventive health care for childhood caries and prevent children from developing it.

Key words: childhood dental caries, mother, risk of dental caries

CLC Number: 

  • R781.1

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