Author(s): David C Johnsen, S John H Gerstenmaier, Theodore A DiSantis, Robert J Berkowitz
Children with nursing caries and those initially caries free were compared on recall for occurrence of lesions in approximal molar surfaces. Mean follow-up time was 36 and 45 months, respectively, for the 2 groups. Fifty-three per cent of the nursing caries children had 1 or more molar lesions on follow up compared to 15% for children initially caries free. Routine prescription of supplemental fluoride is explored for children with nursing caries.