Mexican-American parents with children at risk for baby bottle tooth decay: pilot study at a migrant farmworkers clinic

ASDC J Dent Child. Sep-Oct 1992;59(5):376-83.

Abstract

Treatment of severe BBTD in very young children often requires the use of general anesthetic. In 1987, the cost was estimated at $700-$1,000; add another $1,000, if hospitalization is needed. Informal surveys of dentists across the country indicate that in 1991-1992, the cost of treatment has increased substantially.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude
  • Attitude to Health
  • Bottle Feeding / adverse effects*
  • Child Behavior
  • Child Care
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dental Care
  • Dental Caries / epidemiology*
  • Dental Caries / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mexican Americans* / psychology
  • Mexican Americans* / statistics & numerical data
  • Mexico / ethnology
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Pilot Projects
  • Risk Factors
  • Transients and Migrants* / psychology
  • Transients and Migrants* / statistics & numerical data
  • Washington / epidemiology