Malocclusion impacts adolescents' oral health-related quality of life.
Malocclusion impacts adolescents' oral health-related quality of life. Angle Orthod. 2012 Dec 4; Authors: Scapini A, Feldens CA, Ardenghi TM, Kramer PF Abstract Abstract Objective: To test the hypothesis that malocclusion does not have an independent and negative effect on quality of life of adolescents. Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional design study comprised a sample of 519 children, aged 11 to 14 years, attending public schools in Osorio, a city in southern Brazil. One calibrated examiner carried out clinical examinations and recorded dental caries (decayed/missing/filled teeth), malocclusion (Dental Aesthetic Index), and dental trauma. Participants completed the Brazilian version of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ(11-14)), Impact Short Form, and their parents or guardians answered questions about socioeconomic status. Simple and multivariate linear regressions were performed to assess covariates for the overall CPQ(11-14) scores. Results: Greater impacts on oral health-related quality of life were observed for girls (P = .007), children with a lower household income (P = .016), those living in nonnuclear families (P
This study aims to assess mother ’s knowledge and practice towards the effects of iron supplement use on dental caries and staining of 6 months to 2 year‑old children in Yazd, Iran.Methods and Material: A randomized cross-sectional study was conducted among 403 mother– child (between 6 monthsTo 2 years) pairs who referred to health service centres in Yazd in 2011. Using a questionnaire, we assessed mother's knowledge and practice, and categorized it as sufficient or insufficient. Chi-square test was used for statistical analysis.Results: Knowledge, and practice was sufficient in 241 (59.8%), and 273 (67.7%) m...
Condition: Dental Caries in Children Intervention: Other: dental caries, growth parametres Sponsor: Bezmialem Vakif University Active, not recruiting
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Despite great improvement in child oral health, some children subgroups still suffer from higher levels of dental caries. Geographic and socioeconomic barriers and the lack of access to dental care services ar...
Conclusion: The new tool has sound psychometric properties, is relatively short, culturally equivalent, age-specific, and can assess both positive and negative aspects of adolescent oral health. Further testing in longitudinal studies is required to determine its usefulness as an outcome measure.
Conclusion: This study showed a high prevalence of dental caries, periodontal problem, and tooth wear. This emphasizes the need for community-based awareness program on dental health and recommends periodic dental health screening program at the community level for early diagnosis and better treatment.
Conclusion: Genomic DNA of S. mutans was successfully isolated from the rural population. Dex gene was successfully amplified using PCR. Hae III enzymes successfully digested PCR amplicons and the fragments exhibited visible heterogeneity.
Conclusion: Dental caries continues to be a prominent oral health problem among children in the SEAR countries with huge variation in the prevalence across ages and countries. This review results can be used to update the “WHO Oral Health Country/Area Profile Program” for dental caries among children for SEAR.
Conclusions: High socioeconomic status of parents had a significant role on increased dental caries experience among children.
CONCLUSION: The direction of causality between oral health and depression is unclear; however, oral health may contribute to depression in older Australian men and depressive symptoms may limit chewing capacity and be aggravated by untreated dental decay. PMID: 31943668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]