Posted by: Indonesian Children | May 11, 2010

Oral health in preschool children with asthma.

Int J Paediatr Dent. 2008 Jul;18(4):243-50. Epub 2008 May 16.

Oral health in preschool children with asthma.

Stensson M, Wendt LK, Koch G, Oldaeus G, Birkhed D.

Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education, Jönköping, Sweden. malin.stensson@lj.se

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate oral health and its determinants in 3-year-old and 6-year-old children with asthma. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: Caries and gingivitis were examined in 127 asthmatic (all children with asthma in a selected area and born during a specific time period) and 117 matched, healthy control children. The parents were interviewed regarding various oral-health-related factors. RESULTS: The mean dfs (+/- standard deviation) in the 3-year-old with asthma was 1.4 +/- 3.2 compared with 0.5 +/- 1.2 in the controls (P < 0.05). The corresponding figures for the 6-year-old were 2.5 +/- 3.9 and 1.8 +/- 2.8. The 3-year-old asthmatic children had more gingival bleeding than the healthy controls (P < 0.05). There were no significant differences in gingivitis in the 6-year-old children. Asthmatic children reported higher consumption of sugar-containing drinks and were more frequently mouthbreathers than healthy children (P < 0.05). In 3-year-old children with asthma and immigrant background, the mean dfs was higher compared with immigrant children in the control group (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The results indicate that preschool children with asthma have higher caries prevalence than healthy children. The factors discriminating for caries in asthmatic children are higher intake of sugary drinks, mouth breathing, and immigrant background.

 

 

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children’s ALLERGY Center online

JL TAMAN BENDUNGAN ASAHAN 5 JAKARTA PUSAT, JAKARTA INDONESIA 10210

PHONE : (021) 70081995 – 5703646

htpp://www.childrenallergyclinic.wordpress.com/ 

 

Clinical and Editor in Chief :

dr Widodo Judarwanto

email : judarwanto@gmail.com 

 

Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. You should carefully read all product packaging. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider. 

Copyright © 2010, Children Allergy Center Information Education Network. All rights reserved.


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