Prevalence of Dental Caries in Different Ages among Children in Saudi Arabia; Systematic Review

Dental Caries in Different Ages among Children in Saudi Arabia

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https://doi.org/10.54293/smhj.v4i1.97

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Caries, Dental, Children, DMFT, Prevalence, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

Background/objective: Children's dental health has become a key issue in Saudi Arabia due to the growth in caries prevalence among schoolchildren there. Understanding caries experience is crucial for Saudi Arabian policymakers to develop intervention targets and enhance oral health. As consequently, comprehensive research was conducted to investigate the prevalence of dental caries in Saudi children.

Method: For pertinent information, PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar were scoured in-depth. The Rayyan QRCI was employed throughout this thorough procedure.

Results: our study article included 11 studies, in which the prevalence of dental caries among children in Saudi Arabia was explained. The main parameters like age, sex, no. of participants and areas were obtained. Clinical studies were required to determine the prevalence of caries in different areas in Saudi Arabia particularly among children.

Conclusion: The prevalence rates in Saudi Arabia were high, but the mean dental caries prevalence during the latest decade was determined to be lower than the preceding two decades, with minimal volatility in the prevalence rate.

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2023-12-20

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Mohammed Alhawiti R, Hammad Alharbi A, Abdelmoaty R, Ali Alzahrani E, Tariq Tallab R, Kazem S, Iskander Algithmi D. Prevalence of Dental Caries in Different Ages among Children in Saudi Arabia; Systematic Review: Dental Caries in Different Ages among Children in Saudi Arabia. SMHJ [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 20 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];4(1):48-56. Available from: https://smh-j.com/smhj/article/view/97

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Review Article