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Dental caries disproportionately affects marginalized and socially disadvantaged populations, including racial minorities [1]. Racial inequality in children’s oral health has been documented in many contexts including the United States, where Mexican American and black children are more likely to have untreated dental problems [2]. In fact, racial/ethnic inequality is consistently reported for almost all health conditions [34].”

This study aims to assess the association between racial/ethnic inequality in “wear and tear” and untreated dental caries in children. These factors have been shown to associate with racial inequality in oral health in the adult population.

Learn more about how racial disparities affect oral health in children by reading the full article below.

Read the full article here to learn more.

Park L, Gomaa N, Quinonez C. Racial/ethnic inequality in the association of allostatic load and dental caries in children. J Public Health Dent. 2021 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12470. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34254682.

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