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Module 2: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Overview

Module 2 identifies biological, socioeconomic, and other factors that increase a child’s risk for tooth decay The module also discusses the effect of food on the development of tooth decay and how parents’ behavior can affect a child’s risk for tooth decay.

Learning Objectives

  • List three biological factors that increase a child’s risk for tooth decay.
  • List three socioeconomic factors that increase a child’s risk for tooth decay.
  • List three other factors that increase a child’s risk for tooth decay.
  • Describe the influence of food on the development of tooth decay.
  • Describe two examples of the influence of parents’ behavior on a child’s risk for tooth decay

Time Needed to Complete this Module

Approximately 20 minutes

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