Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003338
Title: Correlation between oral habits causing malocclusion in children
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to determine the correlation between oral habits and malocclusion in children. Materials and Methods: The sample consists of 6–14-year-old students reporting to Saveetha Dental College and Hospital for dental treatment. Each sample was given a paper containing a simple questionnaire to answer with his or her parents assistance regarding the prevalence and duration of oral habits which also obtains details regarding the age and sex of the child. Then, the sample was then examined for the presence of malocclusion. The data obtained are tabulated and subjected to statistical evaluation. Reason: Oral habits are one of the causes of malocclusion in a growing child. Deleterious oral habits represent a serious public health issue. Deleterious oral habits are one of the most frequent factors identified by orthodontists that affect the normal growth and development of muscles and jaw bones during childhood and adolescence. These harmful oral habits represent the primary cause for malocclusion. Early detection and elimination of the habit will go along a way in reducing and eliminating the incidence of malocclusion. Results: A statistically significant correlation was obtained between the oral baits and malocclusion in children. The most common oral habit present in children is found to be thumb-sucking and mouth breathing. Conclusion: From the results obtained, it can be concluded that of the various oral habits, thumb-sucking and mouth breathing have a greater tendency to cause malocclusion of teeth.

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    N. C. Indhu Rekka1 , R. Sarah Sathiyawathie2 *, Sumathi Felcita3

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    1 Department of Research, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Research, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Sarah Sathiyawathie, Department of Research, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai–600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    N. C. Indhu Rekka1 , R. Sarah Sathiyawathie2 *, Sumathi Felcita3

    Title:Correlation between oral habits causing malocclusion in children
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (822-824)
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    Methodology:Correlation, Malocclusion, Management, Oral habits
    Research Materials:Children

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Correlation Malocclusion Management Oral habits

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