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The most common chronic disease among children is early childhood caries. American Indian children are four times more likely to have untreated dental decay than white children, and white Indian children are four times more likely to have untreated dental decay than white children. The number of decayed, missing, or completely covered primary tooth surfaces indicate the effects of a coordinated best practices oral health intervention in American Indian children early childhood caries, as shown by the number of decayed, missing, and/or full primary tooth surfaces. The oral health intervention team will be compared to a group receiving a standard prenatal/postnatal healthy lifestyle intervention. Community Health Representatives from two Tribal groups in the Western United States will be followed until up to three years of age.
Source link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04556175
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