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how are social class and dental caries related?

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Dr. J BARRY Stovall
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
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Dr. Ira Biderman
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
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Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Unfortunately we se in the poorer class a higher lack of respect for your body thus less brushing and disregard for appearance and more gaps and crooked teeth .
Sep 9, 2012
Dr. Fernando Juliao
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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