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Oral health and oral motor function in children with cerebral palsy.
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PMID:  21371066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of the type of cerebral palsy (CP) and oral motor function (OMF) on the oral health status of children and adolescents with CP in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil. The sample consisted of 52 children with CP, aged 7 to 18 years. The data were statistically analyzed using chi-square tests. In 73.1% of the sample, the subjects' caregivers carried out the daily oral care. There was a significant association between the frequency of daily care and the subject's level of oral hygiene (p= .037). A diagnosis of Class II malocclusion was made for 55.8% of the sample, and defects of enamel formation were found in 38.5% of the subjects. There was no significant correlation between DMFT (decayed, missing, filled teeth) and socioeconomic status of the subjects (r = .254, p= .069). A significant association was found between quadriplegia and OMF (χ(2) = 7.88, p= .019). The type of CP and OMF did not influence the levels of plaque and caries indices in the children with CP, but increased frequency of toothbrushing did result in an improved oral hygiene index.
Reyjanne Barros de Carvalho; Regina F Mendes; Raimundo R Prado; José Machado Moita Neto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1754-4505     ISO Abbreviation:  Spec Care Dentist     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8103755     Medline TA:  Spec Care Dentist     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-62     Citation Subset:  D    
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©2011 Special Care Dentistry Association and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Masters in Health Sciences, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil Professor of the Masters Course in Health Sciences, Restorative Dentistry Department, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil Doctor of Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil.
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