Snack Food Intake of Adolescents and Caries Development

Katherine L. Clancy, Basil G. Bibby, Hyman J.v. Goldberg, Louis W. Ripa, James Barenie

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Abstract

The relationship between the frequency of eating various snack foods, socioeconomic variables, and an increment in caries was studied in 143 adolescents. There were negative correlations between DMFT increments and the frequency of apples, fruit juice, and sugarless gum intake, and a positive association of DMFT increments with chocolate candy intake and spending money.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-573
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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