Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY   Spring 2003 , Volume 15 , Number 1 (31); Page(s) 52 To 57.
 
Paper: 

BRUXISM IN 3-6 YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

 
 
Author(s):  ASHRAFZADEH F., TAGHDIRI M.M., AJAM BM., FARAJI M.
 
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Abstract: 
This cross sectional study has been done in nine randomly selected Kindergartens of Mashhad. The purposes of this research were to obtain prevalence of bruxism and it s relationship with dental complications, and temporomandibular disorders in 3-6 year-old children. 70 (9%) out of 772 (3-6 year-old) children had bruxism in view of parent s reports and oro-dental examinations. The most current age for the spreading bruxism was 4-5 years old (37.1%). All affected children had nightly bruxism. In 35.5% of affected children and in 11.1% of unaffected children family histories were positive. In 38.5% of affected children and in 54.1% of unaffected children, mother had a job. In 75.5% of affected children there were no dental problems, pain in facial muscles or at jaw opening observed. In 4.2% of the children there pain on was temporomandibular joint movement.
 
Keyword(s): BRUXISM, TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS
 
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