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Background: The present study determined the prevalence of first permanent molar (FPM) caries among young adults and the correlation of the prevalence of caries in relation with the oral hygiene factors. Methods: Three hundred and sixty young adult (18 years old) were assessed for this study. The WHO criteria were utilized to diagnose the carious status of the FMPs. Caries experience was categorized according to DMFT for R1 (low caries experience), R2 (moderate caries experience) and R3 (high caries experience) groups. Chisquare test was used for statistical analyze. Results: The sample consisted of 120 subjects from each risk group. In total, %23,6 had all of their FPMs sound and %17,2 had all FPMs carious. The prevalence of four sound FPMs varied according to risk groups with the highest (%61) amongst the R1 group, while significantly decrease in (%8) R2 and (%1) R3 groups. There was an association was found with FPMs carious and frequency of tooth brushing (p0,017). There were no significant association with FPMs carious and visiting the dentist (p0,506), brushing before bedtime (p0,091), fluoridated toothpaste (p0,425) and topical fluor application (p0,326). Conclusion: The prevalence of caries of the FPM was high and increased with increasing DMFT level. The level of tooth brushing had a positive correlation with the caries levels amongst young subjects.
SourceSelcuk Dental Journal