Dietary and Geographic and Cultural Factors as Predictors of Dental Caries Risk among Children in Saudi Arabia – A Systematic ReviewHazem Al Tamimi1* and Sharat Chandra Pani2
- Corresponding Author:
- Hazem AlTamimi
Department of Medical Dental Security Forces Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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.
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.