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The influence of frequently consumed beverages and snacks on dental erosion among preschool children in Saudi Arabia

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, December 2017
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Title
The influence of frequently consumed beverages and snacks on dental erosion among preschool children in Saudi Arabia
Published in
Nutrition Journal, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12937-017-0307-9
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Authors

Yousef H. Al-Dlaigan, Laila A. Al-Meedania, Sukumaran Anil

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of dental erosion and its association to commonly used beverages and snacks among 3 to 5 year old preschool children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Three hundred eighty-eight preschool children between 3 and 5 years old were selected from 10 different schools using a cluster random sample selection; there were 184 (47%) boys and 204 (53%) girls. The surfaces of each tooth were examined for erosion, and the level of tooth wear was recorded. Data on the frequently used beverages and snacks were obtained by questionnaires completed by the parents of the preschool children. Among the 388 children examined, 47% exhibited low erosion, 10% exhibited moderate erosion and 4% exhibited severe erosion. There was no statistically significant difference between boys and girls in terms of the prevalence of erosion. Sixty percent of the children regularly consumed juice drinks. Among daily consumers, 84% of children showed erosion prevalence with strongly significant association (p < 0.005). Holding the drink in the mouth also showed a significant association with erosion (p < 0.02). It was concluded that an association was found between the prevalence of dental erosion and the frequency of citrus and carbonated juice consumed by the preschool children in Saudi Arabia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 108 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 17%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Researcher 7 6%
Unspecified 6 6%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 38 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 40%
Unspecified 6 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 2%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 37 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 March 2018.
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#14,086,689
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Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#1,062
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#230,021
of 439,919 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#18
of 23 outputs
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