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The study conducted by Li et al 1 on the association of dental caries and body mass index (BMI) among students in Jiangsu Province provides valuable information and insight in assessing the caries profile for rural children and adolescents for the first time in Jiangsu Province. The rapid growth and development of the province has been followed by enormous health problems in children and adolescents. This has been due to the lack of prevention and control programmes, despite the increase in the number of dentists and trained specialists and the improvement in oral health in China since the late 1980s1 2
The prevalence of dental caries among school children is 90% in some countries.3 In China, the endemic status of dental caries and oral health remains similar …
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