Respiratory Problems and Caries in Children With Bruxism (RPCB)
The aim of the present study are to determine whether there is an association between respiratory problems and dental caries in children who exhibit the habit of bruxism.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Association Between Respiratory Problem and Dental Caries in Children With Bruxism|
|Study Start Date:||May 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children with bruxism
14 children with bruxism
children without bruxism
19 children without bruxism
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to determine whether there is an association between respiratory problems and dental caries in children who exhibit the habit of bruxism.
Method: Patient histories were taken and clinical exams were performed on 90 children for selection and allocation to one of two groups. For the determination of bruxism, a questionnaire was administered to parents/guardians and an oral clinical exam was performed based on the criteria of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Thirty-three male and female children between four and seven years of age participated in the present study - 14 children with bruxism and 19 children without bruxism. The data were statistically analyzed using the chi-square test, with level of significance set at 5% (p < 0.05).