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Dietary and Geographic and Cultural Factors as Predictors of Dental Caries Risk among Children in Saudi Arabia and#8211; A Systematic Review | OMICS International | Abstract
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Review Article

Dietary and Geographic and Cultural Factors as Predictors of Dental Caries Risk among Children in Saudi Arabia – A Systematic Review

Hazem Al Tamimi1* and Sharat Chandra Pani2

1Department of Medical Dental, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Preventive Dental Sciences,Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Saudi Arabia

Corresponding Author:
Hazem AlTamimi
Department of Medical Dental Security Forces Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966553660099
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 26, 2015; Accepted date: July 03, 2015; Published date: July 10, 2015

Citation: Tamimi HAl, Pani SC (2015) Dietary and Geographic and Cultural Factors as Predictors of Dental Caries Risk among Children in Saudi Arabia – A Systematic Review. Primary Health Care 5:195. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000195

Copyright: © 2015 Tamimi HAl, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The widespread prevalence of dental caries in Saudi Arabia has been a cause for concern. As the largest country in the Middle East region and with a population of over 20 million, geographic and socio demographic challenges play a role in understanding caries risk in the country. The aim of this systematic review was to use the PRISMA guidelines to conduct a systematic review of the dietary, geographic and socio demographic factors that could influence the prevalence of dental caries in Saudi Arabia. A review of the MEDLINE, Pubmed Central, Google Scholar and EBSCO databases revealed 47 relevant articles. This review discusses the through the findings of the above mentioned articles the dietary, geographic and socio demographic factors that could influence the prevalence of dental caries in children in Saudi Arabia.

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