A 43-year-old member asked:
how are social class and dental caries related?
3 doctor answers
Dr. J BARRY Stovall answered
45 years experience General Practice
Diet: This is a generalization. Some social classes have diets that are high in carbohydrates (sugars). Access to care as well as making dental health a priority are also factors.
Answered on Oct 30, 2012
Dr. Ira Biderman answered
8 years experience Dentistry
Differnet levels: Ther eis a theory since poorer people eat a high carbohydrate diet they are more prone to dental disease. More fast food and high sugar foods are eaten in lower social class people.
Answered on Oct 8, 2012
Dr. Fernando Juliao answered
29 years experience Dentistry
Money, money...money: Lower social class usually implies less income, and less income GREATLY limits regular evaluations by a Dentist. Hence cavities can be a problem in this group; but actually cavities can be a problem for even some College professors and hospital doctors.
Answered on Jul 15, 2014
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