Salivary cortisol among low birth weight 5 years old kindergarten children in relation to dental caries (comparative study)

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15/5/2017 10:00 AM

Salivary cortisol among low birth weight 5 years old kindergarten children in relation to dental caries (comparative study)



Rihab A. Ali, B.D.S.
Ban S. Diab B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.


ABSTRACT

Background: Birth weight is a powerful predictor of infant growth and survival. Evidence now shows that children born with low birth weight face an increased risk of chronic diseases and have many health problems including oral health. The aims of this study were to assess the salivary flow rate, viscosity, and salivary cortisol among low birth weight kindergarten children aged 5 years old in Hilla centre, in relation to dental caries and compares them with the normal birth weight children of the same age and gender.



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