Is dental caries contagious?

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dc.contributor.author Bhayat, Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Madiba, Thomas Khomotjo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T05:02:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T05:02:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08
dc.description.abstract Dental caries is one of the most common childhood diseases, affecting up to 80% of all individuals at some stage of their lives. It is a debilitating and painful condition which impacts on mastication, speech, aesthetics and psychosocial behaviour. The prevalence of caries in South African children is around 40% and almost half of this burden goes untreated. The end results are pain, swelling and abscess formation, all of which have negative effects on aspects of the lives of the patients. en_ZA
dc.description.department Community Dentistry en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.sada.co.za/the-sadj en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bhayat, A. & Madiba, T.K. 2017, 'Is dental caries contagious?', South African Dental Journal, vol. 72, no. 7, pp. 302-304. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0105 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/63498
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 E-Doc cc en_ZA
dc.subject Dental caries en_ZA
dc.subject Painful condition en_ZA
dc.subject Children en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Is dental caries contagious? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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