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Title: A sample of non-nutritive sucking habits (pacifier and digit) in portuguese children and its relation with the molar classes of angle
Author: Machado, Sónia-Cristina-Silva
Manzanares Céspedes, María Cristina
Ferreira-Moreira, Joaquim
Ferreira-Pacheco, José-Júlio
Rompante, Paulo-Alexandre-Martins-Abreu
Ustrell i Torrent, Josep Maria, 1953-
Keywords: Maloclusió
Dent molar
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2018
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Background: little is known about the effect of non-nutritive sucking habits (pacifier and digital sucking) in the prevalence of molar Class in mixed dentition. The aim of this study was determinate the relation between non-nutritive sucking habits, and Angle´s molar Class, in the horizontal plane, and it´s relation with gender. A convenience sample of 326 children with ages between 6 and 12 years was selected from three schools of Oporto. Material and Methods: to collect the epidemiologic data, was used a method recommended by the WHO. An indirect questionnaire about the medical history, dental habits, was used. It was adapted from Sanchez-Molins and validated by Clinical Dental III of Integrated Dental University Institute Health Sciences, Gandra, Portugal. Results: in this study, 326 infants were examined in order to determine the prevalence of non-nutritive sucking habits. Only 45 observed children did not mentioned any kind of non-nutritive sucking habit; the remaining 281 children mentioned at least one potential bad habit. Children with non-nutritive sucking habits show a higher molar Class II percentage in females, while molar Class III is more frequent among males compared with children with no sucking habits. Conclusions: children with non-nutritive sucking habits, presented a higher-Class II prevalence with statistically significance. It was detected a direct relationship between Angle´s molar Class and gender.
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It is part of: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2018, vol. 10, num. 12, p. e1161-e1166
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ISSN: 1989-5488
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