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Rev. cuba. estomatol ; 59(1)mar. 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1408370

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Introducción: La caries de infancia temprana severa es un problema de salud pública que afecta a los niños que la padecen y a sus familias. Objetivo: Determinar la asociación de variables sociodemográficas, de higiene y alimentación con la caries de infancia temprana severa en niños peruanos. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional, analítico, de casos y controles, de octubre a diciembre del 2019. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 264 niños de 2-5 años de edad y sus acompañantes (100 del grupo sin caries y 164 del grupo con caries de infancia temprana severa) que asistieron al Departamento de Odontopediatría del Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño en Lima, Perú. Se realizó una entrevista estructurada directa, con preguntas cerradas sobre variables sociodemográficas, de higiene, de alimentación y una evaluación clínica, utilizando el índice cpo-s. Se utilizaron las pruebas estadísticas de chi cuadrado, Kruskal-Wallis y el modelo de regresión logística binaria. Resultados: De las variables sociodemográficas, experiencia dental negativa y seguro de salud, tuvieron un valor p < 0,05. Igual resultado tuvo el uso de una pasta dental fluorada, alimentación por biberón, tiempo de alimentación por biberón y edad de inicio del cepillado dental. En el modelo de regresión logística binaria solo las variables uso de pasta dental fluorada (OR = 0,578; 95 por ciento IC: 0,495-0,674) y edad de inicio del cepillado dental (OR = 0,924; 95 por ciento IC: 0,850-0,938) tuvieron un p < 0,05. Conclusiones: Las variables edad de inicio del cepillado dental y uso de una pasta dental fluorada están asociadas con la aparición de caries de infancia temprana severa en niños peruanos. Las variables sociodemográficas y de alimentación no están asociadas(AU)


Introduction: Severe early childhood caries is a public health problem affecting sufferers and their families. Objective: Determine the association of sociodemographic, hygiene and food intake variables to severe early childhood caries in Peruvian children. Methods: An observational analytical case-control study was conducted from October to December 2019. The study sample was 264 children aged 2-5 years (100 from the group without caries and 164 from the group with severe early childhood caries) and their companions, who attended the Children's Dental Care Department at the National Children's Health Institute in Lima, Peru. Direct structured interviews were held based on closed-ended questions about sociodemographic, hygiene and food intake variables, and a clinical evaluation was performed using the cpo-s index. Use was made of the chi-square statistical test, the Kruskal-Wallis test and the binary logistic regression model. Results: Among the sociodemographic variables considered, a negative dental care experience and health insurance obtained a value of p < 0.05. The same result was obtained by use of fluoride toothpaste, bottle feeding, bottle feeding time and age at tooth brushing start. In the binary logistic regression model only the variables use of fluoride toothpaste (OR = 0.578; 95 por ciento CI: 0.495-0.674) and age at tooth brushing start (OR = 0.924; 95 por ciento CI: 0.850-0.938) obtained a value of p < 0.05. Conclusions: The variables age at tooth brushing start and use of fluoride toothpaste are associated to the appearance of severe early childhood caries in Peruvian children. Sociodemographic and food intake variables are not associated(AU)


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Humans , Child, Preschool , Toothbrushing/methods , Oral Health , Child Health , Risk Factors , Dental Caries/diagnosis , Case-Control Studies , Logistic Models , Pediatric Dentistry
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Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 22: e210106, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1365239

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ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the physical conditions and presence of residues of toothbrushes used by mothers and their babies and mothers' knowledge about toothbrush care. Material and Methods This was a cross-sectional study comprising a convenience sample represented by 60 mother-baby pairs. The mothers answered a questionnaire to evaluate their knowledge of toothbrush care. A calibrated dentist performed a visual inspection of the toothbrushes. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square and Fisher's exact tests, with a significance level of 5%. Results It was found that 82% of the mothers had never received instructions regarding the care of toothbrushes after use (p=0.024). Most of them believed that their toothbrushes (70%) and their children's toothbrushes (88%) were in good condition to use (p=0.043). However, most mother's toothbrushes presented an unacceptable deformity of the bristles (65%) and the presence of residues (60%). In addition, babies' toothbrushes also presented unacceptable deformities of the bristles (52%) and residues (55%). There was an association between the lack of instructions received by the mother and the presence of deformity and residues on the mother's toothbrush bristles (p=0.037 and p=0.003, respectively). Conclusion Most mothers had never received instructions regarding toothbrush care, which is reflected in the condition of their and their baby's toothbrushes, which presented unacceptable physical conditions concerning deformation and presence of residues.


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Humans , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Adult , Oral Hygiene , Toothbrushing/methods , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Dental Devices, Home Care , Home Nursing , Brazil/epidemiology , Chi-Square Distribution , Cross-Sectional Studies/methods , Surveys and Questionnaires , Data Interpretation, Statistical , Dentists , Observational Study , Infant , Mothers
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Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1386807

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Abstract Objective: To evaluate the impact of daily toothbrushing frequency on parental reports of dental pain and discomfort in preschoolers. Material and Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted involving 376 children between four and five years of age at public preschools in the city of Campo Magro, Brazil. Parents/guardians answered a socioeconomic questionnaire that contained a single question on the child's daily toothbrushing frequency and the Brazilian version of the Dental Discomfort Questionnaire (DDQ-B). Statistical analysis involved bivariate and multivariate Poisson regression analyses (α=0.05). Results: After the adjustments in the multivariate analysis, the prevalence of dental pain and discomfort was lower among children whose last visit to the dentist was for prevention (PR = 4.42; 95% CI: 1.75- 11.14; p=0.002) and those with a higher daily toothbrushing frequency (PR = 2.13; 95% CI: 1.12-4.05; p=0.021). Conclusion: A lower toothbrushing frequency is associated with parental reports of dental pain and discomfort in preschoolers. Educational and preventive measures that stimulate an increase in daily toothbrushing frequency can contribute to a better oral health status in preschoolers, consequently, less prevalence of dental pain and discomfort.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Toothache/prevention & control , Toothbrushing/methods , Oral Health/education , Health Education, Dental , Pediatric Dentistry , Parents , Socioeconomic Factors , Child, Preschool , Cross-Sectional Studies/methods , Multivariate Analysis , Surveys and Questionnaires , Regression Analysis , Data Interpretation, Statistical , Dentists
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Rev. cuba. estomatol ; 58(2): e3156, 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289395

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Introducción: La caries es una de las enfermedades bucodentales más frecuentes y, por ser las primeras en emerger, los primeros molares permanentes son las piezas más susceptibles a esta afección. Objetivo: Estimar la prevalencia de caries y factores asociados a esta en los primeros molares permanentes en escolares de segundo grado de primaria. Métodos: Estudio transversal, en estudiantes de segundo grado en 17 de 67 escuelas públicas de Acapulco, Guerrero. Un cuestionario autoadministrado se utilizó para obtener datos sociodemográficos y hábitos de higiene dental. La caries y la presencia de placa dentobacteriana se midieron a través de índices epidemiológicos, el CPOD (diente cariado, obturado y perdido) y el O'Leary. Se estimó la razón de momios e intervalo de confianza de 95 por ciento, ajustada por conglomerado, como medida de la fuerza de asociación mediante análisis multivariado. Resultados: Se revisaron 3332 primeros molares permanentes, el 21 por ciento tuvo caries, el 6 por ciento tuvo obturaciones y el 1 por ciento ya se había extraído. El índice CPOD de caries grupal fue 0,27. Cinco factores estuvieron asociados a la caries de los primeros molares permanentes: higiene dental deficiente (RMa = 2,87), técnica de cepillado dental inadecuada (RMa = 1,70), tomar alguna bebida dulce antes de ir a dormir (RMa = 1,68), visitar al dentista (RMa = 0,67) y aplicación de flúor (RMa = 0,61). Conclusiones: La prevalencia de caries en los primeros molares permanentes fue 21 por ciento dentro del rango reportado en otros estudios. Fueron identificados cinco factores asociados a la caries: higiene dental deficiente, técnica de cepillado inadecuado, consumo de azúcares antes de dormir, visitas al dentista y aplicación de flúor. Estos factores orientan sobre qué medidas preventivas se deben promover en los escolares para la preservación de sus piezas dentales(AU)


Introduction: Caries is the most frequent oral disease and the first permanent molars are very susceptible to this condition because they are the first teeth to emerge. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of caries its associated factors in the first permanent molars in second grade primary school children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in second grade students in 17 out of 67primary public schools in Acapulco, Guerrero. We applied a self-administered questionnaire to obtain sociodemographic data and dental hygiene habits. Caries and the presence of dentobacterial plaque were measured through epidemiological indices, CPOD (decayed, blocked and lost tooth) and O'Leary index. The odds ratio and 95 percent confidence interval, adjusted by cluster, were estimated as a measure of strength of association through multivariate analysis. Results: We reviewed 3 332 permanent first molars, 21 percent had cavities, 6 percent had seals and 1 percent had already been removed. The CPOD index of group caries was 0,27. We found five factors associated with caries of the first permanent molars: deficient dental hygiene (RMa=2,87), inadequate tooth brushing technique (RMa=1,70), drinking a sweet drink before bedtime (RMa=1,68), visiting the dentist (RMa=0,67) and fluoride application (RMa=0,61). Conclusions: Prevalence of caries in the first permanent molars was 21 percent, within the range reported in other studies. Five factors associated with caries were identified: poor dental hygiene, inadequate brushing technique, consumption of sugars before going to sleep, visits to the dentist and application of fluoride. These factors guide what preventive measures should be promoted in schoolchildren for the preservation of their teeth(AU)


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Humans , Child , School Health Services , Toothbrushing/methods , Dental Caries/epidemiology , Molar/injuries , Oral Hygiene/methods , Cross-Sectional Studies
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Rev. habanera cienc. méd ; 20(1): e3127, ene.-feb. 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1156685

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Introducción: Las enfermedades periodontales junto con la caries dental son las patologías más frecuentes que afectan los dientes y tejidos circundantes. El principal agente etiológico es el acúmulo de biopelícula dental bacteriana ya sea en las fosas y fisuras de los dientes como en el surco gingival. Objetivo: La presente revisión narrativa tuvo por objetivo sintetizar los resultados de la terapia mecánica sobre la higiene oral al ser indicadas en pacientes con diagnóstico de periodontitis. Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo que se basó en una revisión crítica de las publicaciones relacionadas a la terapia periodontal mecánica en las bases de datos: Scopus, SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online), MEDLINE (Pubmed), ScienceDirect así como el buscador Google académico. En cada base de datos se realizó una búsqueda libre de la información con un límite de 10 años de antigüedad de las fuentes de información para analizar tanto fuentes antiguas como actuales. Resultados: De una búsqueda inicial de 678 artículos se incluyeron 52 estudios que compararon técnicas de higiene oral, así como revisiones sistemáticas que sintetizaron el efecto de la terapia mecánica periodontal. Conclusiones: El tratamiento periodontal debe ser considerado la terapia inicial para la periodontitis, debe incluir instrucción en técnicas de higiene para el control de la biopelícula dental y el debridamiento mecánico de las zonas afectadas. No se ha demostrado que una técnica de cepillado manual específica sea superior a otras, por tanto, se debería aplicar aquella que mejor pueda manejar el paciente. No se encontró evidencia que demuestre que el uso del hilo dental disminuya eficientemente los índices de biopelícula dental y parámetros gingivales debido a la dificultad por parte del paciente para emplear adecuadamente la técnica(AU)


Introduction: Periodontal diseases together with dental caries are the most frequent pathologies affecting the teeth and surrounding tissues. The main etiological agent is the accumulation of bacterial dental biofilm in the pits and fissures of the teeth and the gingival sulcus. Objective: The present narrative review aimed to synthesize the results of mechanical therapy on oral hygiene when it is indicated in patients with the diagnosis of periodontitis. Material and methods: A descriptive study was conducted. It was based on a critical review of some articles related to mechanical periodontal therapy published in databases such as Scopus, SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online), PubMed/ MEDLINE and ScienceDirect. Google search engine was also used. A free search for information was carried out in each database. An age limit of 10 years was established for the analysis of both old and current sources. Results: The initial search included 678 articles. Of these, 52 studies that compared oral hygiene techniques as well as systematic reviews that synthesized the effect of mechanical periodontal therapy were included. Conclusions: Periodontal treatment should be considered as the initial therapy for the treatment of periodontitis. It should include oral hygiene instructions for the control of dental biofilm and mechanical debridement of the affected areas. A specific manual brushing technique has not been proven to bebetter than others; therefore, the one that can best be performed by the patient should be used. There was no proven evidence that effective flossing reduces dental biofilm indexes and gingival parameters due to the patient difficulty to adequately perform the technique(AU)


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Humans , Oral Hygiene , Periodontal Diseases/therapy , Toothbrushing/methods , Dental Caries , Dental Devices, Home Care , Reference Standards
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J. oral res. (Impresa) ; 10(1): 1-7, feb. 24, 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1178777

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Oral hygiene is an important step in the control of the biofilm, a factor related to diseases such as gingivitis and tooth decay. The systematization of oral hygiene in children is a set of measures that seeks to achieve sequential learning, thus guaranteeing a better elimination of the biofilm. Objetive: To show a sequence of systematized steps in oral hygiene in a pediatric patient with a definitely positive behavior. Case Report: Six year old female patient, without relevant medical history. On clinical intraoral examination presented biofilm accumulation and swollen gums. The presumptive diagnosis was marginal gingivitis associated with biofilm, the treatment included a preventive phase with motivation and education. The control of the disease evolution was carried out with a card of Systematization Technique of Oral Hygiene, the methodology included the recording of the educational sessions using videos and photographs. Results: the adequate use of the amount of toothpaste was achieved, the integrity was improved to 100%, the brushing time increased from 24 to 120 seconds and it was possible to add tongue brushing and not rinsing after brushing within the oral hygiene routine. Conclusion: The patient was able to clean all dental surfaces, using homogeneous times for each surface, following an orderly sequence in toothbrushing, as well as to acquire knowledge regarding the amount of toothpaste to use, tongue brushing and not rinsing after toothbrushing. The systematization of oral hygiene allowed us to achieve these achievements in six sessions.


La higiene oral es un paso importante para el control de la biopelícula, la cual es un factor relacionado con enfermedades como gingivitis y caries dental. La sistematización de la higiene oral en niños es un conjunto de medidas que buscan lograr un aprendizaje secuencial, garantizando así una mejor eliminación del biofilm. Objetivo: Mostrar una secuencia de pasos sistematizados en la higiene oral en un paciente pediátrico con comportamiento definitivamente positivo. Reporte de un Caso: Paciente femenino de 6 años, sin antecedentes médicos relevantes. Al examen clínico intraoral presentó acumulación de biofilm y encías inflamadas. El diagnóstico presuntivo fue gingivitis marginal asociada a biofilm, el tratamiento incluyó una fase preventiva con motivación y educación. El control de la evolución se realizó con una ficha sobre la Técnica de Sistematización de Higiene oral, la metodología incluye el registro de las sesiones educativas usando vídeos y fotografías. Resultados: se logró el uso adecuado de la cantidad de dentífrico, se mejoró la integridad al 100%, el tiempo de cepillado pasó de 24 a 120 segundos y se consiguió integrar el cepillado de la lengua y el no enjuague post cepillado dentro de su higiene oral. Conclusión: La paciente consiguió realizar la limpieza de todas las superficies dentales, tiempos homogéneos para cada superficie, una secuencia ordenada en su cepillado dental, así como adquirir conocimientos en la cantidad de dentífrico utilizado, el cepillado de la lengua y el no enjuagarse después del cepillado dental. La sistematización de la higiene oral permitió conseguir estos logros en 6 sesiones.


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Humans , Female , Child , Oral Hygiene/education , Toothbrushing/methods , Pediatric Dentistry/education , Periodontal Diseases , Toothpastes/therapeutic use , Dental Plaque
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Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1180889

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ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the impact of "Brush Up" - a mobile application, on oral hygiene behaviours of 4-6-year-old children in Bangalore city. Methods: In this experimental study, 247 children aged 4-6, were randomly divided into three groups. Considering "Brush Up" is a mobile application, parents of the children in Group 1 (n=82) downloaded the application on their smartphones. Children in Group 2 (n=83) and Group 3 (n=82) received tooth brushing instructions by an educative video and manual demonstration, respectively. Effectiveness of tooth brushing was assessed with plaque scores, which were recorded for all the groups at baseline and one month using Visible Biofilm Index. Results: Wilcoxon signed rank test showed a significant improvement in the tooth brushing behaviour for the Brush Up group, which was indicated by a lower plaque score after a follow-up of one month. Kruskal-Wallis test followed by post-hoc test showed that the mean ranks of plaque scores of Brush Up group are consistently lower than those of video demonstration group and manual demonstration group. Conclusions: The lower plaque score in subsequent follow-up in Brush Up group suggests that using a smart system can enhance learning a correct tooth brushing method in young children and can also help in implementing the required reinforcement and motivation to brush and aid in better plaque control.


RESUMO Objetivo: Investigar o impacto do "Brush Up", um aplicativo móvel, sobre comportamentos de higiene bucal de crianças de 4 a 6 anos na cidade de Bangalore, na Índia. Métodos: Neste estudo experimental, 247 crianças de 4 a 6 anos foram divididas aleatoriamente em 3 grupos. Como "Brush Up" é um aplicativo móvel, os pais das crianças do Grupo 1 (n=82) baixaram o aplicativo em seus smartphones. As crianças do grupo 2 (n=83) e do grupo 3 (n=82) receberam instruções sobre escovação por meio de vídeo educativo e demonstração manual, respectivamente. A efetividade da escovação foi avaliada por meio de escores de placa bacteriana, registrados para todos os grupos antes da intervenção e um mês depois. Resultados: O teste de Wilcoxon sinalizou uma melhora significativa na escovação para o grupo "Brush Up", com uma pontuação mais baixa na placa bacteriana após um mês de acompanhamento. O teste de Kruskal-Wallis, seguido do teste post hoc, mostrou que as classificações médias das pontuações do grupo "Brush Up" foram consistentemente mais baixas do que as do grupo com demonstração em vídeo e demonstração manual. Conclusões: Os resultados obtidos no grupo "Brush Up" sugerem que o uso de um sistema inteligente pode melhorar o aprendizado de um método correto de escovação em crianças pequenas e ajudar na implementação do reforço e motivação necessários para escovar e controlar melhor a placa bacteriana.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Toothbrushing/methods , Mobile Applications , Parents , Toothbrushing/statistics & numerical data , Single-Blind Method , Dental Plaque Index , India , Motivation
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Medwave ; 20(6): e7974, 31-07-2020.
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1119714

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INTRODUCCIÓN: La caries dental es la enfermedad bucal más prevalente en Ecuador. En nuestro país no existen estudios que hayan considerado a la población de las Islas Galápagos. La aplicación de flúor sobre lesiones incipientes de caries dental ha demostrado efectividad para evitar ejecutar procedimientos invasivos restauradores. OBJETIVOS: El objetivo del Estudio de Salud Oral Galápagos, EESO-Gal, es determinar la prevalencia e incidencia de caries dental y evaluar el efecto de la acción del cepillado dental supervisado, acompañado de aplicaciones periódicas de flúor en barniz sobre lesiones cariosas incipientes en escolares de las Islas Galápagos. Con este informe se busca reportar el protocolo del Estudio de Salud Oral Galápagos. MÉTODOS: Se plantea realizar una cohorte con los escolares de las Islas Galápagos para determinar la prevalencia e incidencia de caries con evaluaciones cada seis meses durante veinticuatro meses. RESULTADOS: Se espera determinar la prevalencia e incidencia de caries cada seis meses durante veinticuatro meses en escolares de tres a diez años y obtener datos que permitan evidenciar el estado de las condiciones de caries en los escolares de Galápagos con la inclusión del cepillado diario en la escuela, supervisado por el docente, y con la aplicación semestral del barniz de flúor. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia de caries dental e incidencia después de las acciones tomadas demostrará la importancia de aplicar acciones de prevención y promoción de la salud oral, para crear hábitos de higiene y salud desde edades tempranas.


INTRODUCTION: Dental caries is the most prevalent oral disease in Ecuador. In our country, there are no studies that have included the population of the Galapagos Islands. Fluoride application to incipient lesions of dental caries has shown to be effective in avoiding the use of invasive restorative procedures. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the EESO-Gal study is to determine the prevalence and incidence of dental caries and to evaluate the effect of supervised dental brushing, accompanied by periodic applications of fluoride varnish on incipient precarious lesions of schoolchildren in the Galapagos Islands. This article presents the protocol of the EESO-Gal study. METHODS: A cohort is planned with Galapagos Islands schoolchildren to determine the prevalence and incidence of dental caries, with assessments every six months, during twenty-four months. RESULTS: We expect to determine the prevalence and incidence of caries every six months, for twenty-four months, in schoolchildren between three and ten years of age, and obtain data to show the state of the caries conditions in Galapagos schoolchildren, with the inclusion of daily brushing at school, supervised by the teacher, and with the application of fluoride varnish every six months. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of dental caries and incidence after the program will demonstrate the importance of implementing oral health prevention and promotion actions to create hygiene and health habits from an early age.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Oral Hygiene , Toothbrushing/methods , Fluorides, Topical/administration & dosage , Dental Caries/epidemiology , School Health Services , Cariostatic Agents/administration & dosage , Oral Health , Incidence , Prevalence , Cohort Studies , Ecuador/epidemiology
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Rev. Ciênc. Plur ; 6(2): 192-204, 2020.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1100328

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Introdução:Os projetos de extensão universitáriaapresentam grande importância para os estudantes e para a sociedadecomo um todo, uma vez que possibilitamuma reflexão crítica nos indivíduos, a fim de integrar os conhecimentos acadêmicos à sociedade.O projeto Formando Sorrisosda Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte(UFRN), promove atendimento odontológico aos estudantes da instituição que sejam caracterizados como vulneráveis socioeconomicamente; durante as atividades os pacientes são constantemente instruídos sobre cuidados orais e incentivados a levar as práticas às suas residências, configurando-se um vetor inicial para prevenção de agravos orais.Objetivo:Relatar a contribuição do projeto na formação do estudante de Odontologia.Metodologia:Trata-se de um estudo descritivo do tipo relato de experiência com base na rotina clínica dos alunos de odontologia do segundo ao décimoperíodo de um projeto de extensão daUFRN. Os dados se referem ao período de 2018 a 2019, avaliando desde a recepção dos pacientes até a finalização de seus tratamentos odontológicos.Resultados:A experiência nas diferentes atividades doprojeto possibilitaaosestudantesum olhar mais integraldo paciente. A vivência clínica desde cedo na graduação auxiliaao aluno um maior entendimento sobre a Odontologia, motivando-oem relação ao curso, facilitando o aprendizado e contribuindo para a formação profissional.Conclusões:As atividades desenvolvidas pelo projeto contribuempara a formação acadêmica do estudante de Odontologiae proporciona aos estudantes universitários atendimento odontológico de qualidade e em horários flexíveis (AU).


Introduction:University extension projects are of great importance for students and society as a whole since they allow critical reflection on individuals, to integrate academic knowledge into society. The Formando Sorrisos project of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) promotes dental care to the institution's students who are characterized as socioeconomically vulnerable; during activities, patients are constantly instructed about oral care and encouraged to take the practices to their homes, setting up an initial vector for preventing oral diseases.Objective:To report the project's contribution to the training of dentistry students.Methodology:This is a descriptive study of the type of experience report based on the clinical routine of dentistry students from the second to the tenth period of an extension project at UFRN. The data refer to the period from 2018 to 2019, evaluating from the reception of patients to the completion of their dental treatments. Results:Experience in the different activities of the project allows students to have a more comprehensive view of the patient. The clinical experience from an early stage in graduation helps students to gain a better understanding of Dentistry, motivating them concerning the course, facilitating learning, and contributing to professional training.Conclusions:The activities developed by the project contribute to the academic education of dentistry students and provide university students with quality dental care and flexible hours (AU).


Introducción: Los proyectos de extensión universitaria son de gran importancia para los estudiantes y para la sociedad en general, ya que permiten la reflexión crítica sobre las personas, para integrar el conocimiento académico en la sociedad. El proyecto Formando Sorrisos de la Universidad Federal de Río Grande del Norte(UFRN), promueve la atención dental a los estudiantes de la institución que se caracterizan por ser socioeconómicamente vulnerables; Durante las actividades, los pacientes reciben constantemente instrucciones sobre el cuidado bucal y se les alienta a llevar las prácticas a sus hogares, estableciendo un vector inicial para laprevención de enfermedades orales.Objetivo: Informar la contribución del proyecto a la formación de estudiantes de odontología. Metodología: Este es un estudio descriptivo del tipo de informe de experiencia basado en la rutina clínica de los estudiantes de odontología del segundo al décimo período de un proyecto de extensión en la UFRN. Los datos se refieren al período de 2018 a 2019, evaluando desde la recepción de pacientes hasta la finalización de sus tratamientos dentales.Resultados: La experiencia en las diferentes actividades del proyecto permite a los estudiantes tener una visión más completa del paciente. La experiencia clínica desde una etapa temprana de la graduación ayuda a los estudiantes a comprender mejor la odontología, motivándolos en relación con el curso, facilitando el aprendizaje y contribuyendo a la formación profesional.Conclusiones: Las actividades desarrolladas por el proyecto contribuyen a la educación académica de los estudiantes de odontología y brindan a los estudiantes universitarios atención dental de calidad y horarios flexibles (AU).


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Humans , Male , Female , Students, Dental , Community-Institutional Relations , Problem-Based Learning/methods , Dental Health Services , Education, Dental , Toothbrushing/methods , Brazil , Epidemiology, Descriptive
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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 66(Suppl 2): 96-101, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | SES-SP, LILACS | ID: biblio-1136393

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SUMMARY COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, can present respiratory complications that often lead patients to depend on mechanical ventilation (MV) for several days. It is known that Pneumonia Associated with Mechanical Ventilation (PAMV) is frequent in patients who use this equipment for a long time. As a consequence of COVID-19, its prolonged use can lead to a worse prognosis for the patients. For this reason, in addition to the insufficiency of devices for mechanical ventilation to meet the current demand, it is necessary to adopt measures aimed at preventing complications that may aggravate the patient's clinical condition and, consequently, increase the average hospital stay and the respective hospital care costs. Therefore, the objective of this study was to discuss, in a concise and practical way, and based on the available literature, the importance of adopting adequate oral hygiene protocols for patients on mechanical ventilation. Based on the data obtained, it was identified that the adoption of effective oral hygiene measures, especially under the supervision of dental professionals, can contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with MV, resulting in greater availability of mechanical ventilation equipment. Since such equipment is in great demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the knowledge and implementation of effective oral hygiene measures will undoubtedly have an impact on improving the quality of care offered to patients, therefore benefiting all those in critical health conditions and assisted in ICUs.


RESUMO A COVID-19, causada pelo Sars-CoV-2, pode apresentar complicações respiratórias que, muitas vezes, levam o paciente a depender da ventilação mecânica por vários dias. Sabe-se que a Pneumonia Associada à Ventilação Mecânica (PAVM) é frequente nos pacientes que utilizam esse equipamento por um longo período de tempo e que sua ocorrência, consequente à COVID-19, pode cursar com um pior prognóstico para o paciente. Por esse motivo, e somado à insuficiência de aparelhos para atendimento da demanda atual, faz-se necessária a adoção de medidas que visem à prevenção de complicações que possam agravar o quadro clínico do paciente e, consequentemente, aumentar o tempo médio de internação e os respectivos custos da assistência. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi discorrer de forma concisa e prática, com base na literatura disponível, sobre a importância da adoção de protocolos adequados de higiene oral nos pacientes em ventilação mecânica. Com base nos dados obtidos, identificou-se que a adoção de medidas efetivas de higiene oral, principalmente sob a supervisão do profissional dentista, pode contribuir para a redução da morbimortalidade associada à PAVM, resultando em maior disponibilidade de equipamentos de ventilação mecânica. Desde que tais equipamentos estão sendo muito demandados durante a pandemia da COVID-19, o conhecimento e a implantação de medidas efetivas de higiene oral, indubitavelmente, repercutirão na melhoria da qualidade da assistência oferecida aos pacientes, portanto, beneficiando todos aqueles em situação crítica de saúde e assistidos em UTIs.


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Humans , Oral Hygiene , Pneumonia, Viral/therapy , Respiration, Artificial/adverse effects , Coronavirus Infections/therapy , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Quality of Health Care , Toothbrushing/methods , Coronavirus Infections , Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Betacoronavirus , Intensive Care Units , Mouthwashes/therapeutic use
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RFO UPF ; 24(1): 52-57, 29/03/2019. tab
Article in English | BBO, LILACS | ID: biblio-1048409

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Objective: The present study compared the effectiveness of over-the-counter tooth-whitening strips and too-thbrushing for stain removal. Materials and method: Forty bovine teeth were subjected to initial color re-adings and divided into two groups: 20 teeth were stained with grape juice for seven days and 20 did not receive any treatment (control). Each group was subdivided into two groups (n=10) according to treatment: whitening strips twice/day (30 minutes/7 days) and mechanical brushing with toothpaste (one year). After the treatments, final color readings were taken and color stability (ΔEab), coordinates (ΔL, Δa, Δb), and whitening index (WID) were calculated and analyzed statistically (two-way ANOVA, Bonferroni α=0.05). Results: Statis-tical differences were found for ΔEab and all coordinates between the Control and Stained groups, with major changes in the Stained groups for both treatments. In the Control group, whitening strips produced greater changes in Δb (p <0.05), indicating decrease of yellowness. For the Stained group, whitening strips produced greater changes in Δa (p <0.05), indicating redness reduction. Conclusion: Both treatments were effective for removing stains, and whitening strips were more efficient and effective for changing the color of teeth without previous staining. (AU)


Objetivo: o presente estudo comparou a eficácia das tiras de clareamento dentário e da escovação na remoção de manchas. Materiais e método: quarenta dentes bovinos foram submetidos à lei-tura inicial de cor e divididos em dois grupos: 20 manchados com suco de uva por 7 dias e 20 não receberam tratamento (controle). Cada grupo foi subdividido em 2 grupos (n=10) de acordo com o tratamento: tiras de clareamento 2 vezes/dia (30 minutos/7 dias) e escovação mecânica com cre-me dental (1 ano). Após os tratamentos, leituras finais de cor foram realizadas. Então, a estabili-dade de cor (ΔEab), as coordenadas (ΔL, Δa, Δb) e o índice de clareamento (WID) foram calculados e analisados estatisticamente (two-way ANOVA, Bonferroni α=0,05). Resultados: diferenças es-tatísticas foram encontradas em ΔEab e todas as coordenadas entre os grupos controle e mancha-dos, com maior alteração no grupo manchado, independente do tratamento. No grupo controle, o clareamento produziu maior alteração em Δb (p <0,05), indicando redução do croma amarelo. Nos dentes manchados, ocorreu maior alteração em Δa nos dentes clareados (p <0,05), indicando diminuição do croma vermelho. Conclusão: am-bos os tratamentos foram eficazes na remoção de manchas e o clareamento dentário mostrou-se um método mais eficiente e efetivo para alteração de cor de dentes que não haviam sido submetidos à pigmentação prévia. (AU)


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Animals , Cattle , Tooth Bleaching/methods , Toothbrushing/methods , Tooth Bleaching Agents/chemistry , Reference Values , Time Factors , Analysis of Variance , Colorimetry , Nonprescription Drugs , Hydrogen Peroxide/chemistry
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Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 19(1): 4305, 01 Fevereiro 2019. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-997903

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Objective: This parallel, randomized, examiner-blind clinical trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of two different toothbrushes (manual and sonic) on plaque control in adolescents. Material and Methods: This study enrolled 56 volunteers, randomly allocated to two different groups: group A (n = 28) for the manual toothbrush (Curaprox 5460 Ultra Soft®) and group B (n = 28) for the sonic toothbrush (Edel White®). Mean age was 17.2 ± 1.1 years. A calibrated periodontist performed a periodontal evaluation to assess the presence of plaque with the Turesky Modification of the Quigley Hein Plaque Index (PI) and the gingival inflammation with the Silness & Löe Gingival Index (GI). Adolescents received instructions about the mechanical control of plaque at baseline (T0), with a reexamination after 3 months (T1) and 6 months (T2). Non-parametric Mann Whitney test was used to compare the differences between the two toothbrush groups and the Friedman test was used for the comparisons between times. Results: There has been PI reduction concerning the study times (T0, T1 and T2, p<0.05), but not between the groups A and B (p>0.05). As for GI there has been no significant difference between the groups and between the study times (p>0.05). Conclusion: Both toothbrushes were efficient in the control of supragingival plaque (visible biofilm).


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Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Periodontal Diseases/diagnosis , Toothbrushing/methods , Randomized Controlled Trial , Dental Devices, Home Care , Dental Plaque/etiology , Brazil , Surveys and Questionnaires , Adolescent , Statistics, Nonparametric
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Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 19(1): 4296, 01 Fevereiro 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-997914

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Objective: To evaluate in the vitro effectiveness of three chemical agents for toothbrush disinfection. Material and Methods: Sixteen new toothbrushes were evaluated, previously sterilized and classified in five experimental groups (n=3) and one item as control. Three chemical agents were assessed: 0.12% Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), essential oil mouth rinse (Listerine) and 3.5% Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). The five selected strains were inoculated on toothbrushes and incubated for a 24 hours period and 37°C temperature in aerobic conditions. The incubated toothbrushes were immersed for a 15 min period into selected chemical agents and after drying in a controlled air stream, again re-cultured into enriched broth. A comparison was made between the initial and final microorganisms density recovered after chemical disinfection based on Mc Farland scale. The data obtained was compared by descriptive analysis and ANOVA methodology. Results: 3.5% NaOCl was the most effective chemical agent for toothbrush disinfection followed by CHX; Listerine was not effective to eliminate the inoculated bacteria in toothbrushes. Conclusion: 3.5% NaOCl and 0.12% CHX are the most effective chemical agents for toothbrush disinfection and Listerine was only effective against C. albicans.


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Candida albicans , Chlorhexidine , Disinfection/methods , Chemical Compounds , Mouthwashes/analysis , Toothbrushing/methods , Venezuela , In Vitro Techniques/methods , Analysis of Variance
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Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 19(1): 4304, 01 Fevereiro 2019. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-997986

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Objective: To find out the effectiveness of specially made brushes with special grips for use by groups of ischemic stroke sufferers for oral hygiene. Material and Methods: A sample of 30 stroke patients were taken at the Makassar Stroke Center, Indonesia, with criteria for extreme hemisphere ischemic stroke patients and willing to participate in the study and fill out informed consent. Brush making with a special grip design (modified brush) with Clay mixed material. The oral hygiene assessment procedure of the sample using a modified toothbrush was done in 3 stages before the brush, after brush and on the seventh day. Oral and oral hygiene was measured using the index of Oral Hygiene Index Simplified (OHI-S). The oral hygiene assessment procedure was done in 3 stages before the brush, after brush and on the seventh day. To find out the difference in effectiveness before and after the intervention was analyzed using the paired t test. The level of significance was set at 5%. Results: The highest percentage of stroke patients were female (53.3%), aged 40-60 years (66.7%) with an education level below junior high school (56.7%). There is a difference in the average OHIS score before and after using a special grip toothbrush (p<0.01). Conclusion: A special grip toothbrush that is used for Stroke sufferers can help to clean his teeth and mouth.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Oral Hygiene , Toothbrushing/methods , Efficacy/methods , Stroke/pathology , Indonesia , Oral Hygiene Index , Data Interpretation, Statistical , Home Nursing/history
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Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 19(1): 4620, 01 Fevereiro 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-998275

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Objective: To analyse issue of teeth brushing according to age, gender and length in Slovak patients with multiple sclerosis disease (MS). Material and Methods: In this descriptive study, the questionnaires were collected in neurologists from December 2016 until September 2017. The study sample consisted of 103 MS patients (44.7% of men) in a mean age of 38.4 ± 9.95 years. The study sample of MS patients was divided into two sub-groups. The first sub-group consisted of MS patients who were restricted in teeth brushing (n=56) and the second group of MS patients, which had no restrictions in teeth brushing (n=47). Descriptive statistics were used to calculate the absolute and relative frequencies, mean and standard deviation. A two-sample ttest was used to compare of the proportion between sub-groups with restrictions and sub-group no restrictions in teeth brushing. The statistically significant level was determined at p<0.05. Results: The significant higher mean age (40.4 ± 10.8 years) was found in MS patients who had restrictions in teeth brushing (p=0.043). Females described often no restrictions in teeth brushing than males (59.6% vs. 40.4%; p<0.05). Length in MS disease (≤3 years) has significant impact on patients in who were not found restrictions in teeth brushing (31.9%; p=0.037). Conclusion: We recommend individual doctor approach to MS patients in older age and using of electric toothbrushes in MS patients who have hand functioning restrictions.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Oral Hygiene/methods , Toothbrushing/methods , Multiple Sclerosis , Nervous System Diseases/diagnosis , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Surveys and Questionnaires , Slovakia , Statistics, Nonparametric
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J. appl. oral sci ; 27: e20180331, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-990103

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Abstract The tongue is one of the primary sources of halitosis. The manual or mechanical removal of biofilm is known to decrease oral malodor. Objective: To evaluate a new tongue hygiene technique hereby referred to as "the X technique" and its effects on both halitosis and the number of microorganisms based on microbiological parameters and diagnostic features of the breath. Material and Methods: The study included thirty patients divided into a control group (patients without systematized guidelines of lingual hygiene, but who performed the mechanical cleaning of tongue dorsum, each in its own way), the 3R group (instructed to perform the movements of the X technique for 3 repetitions at each brushing), and the 6R group (instructed to perform 6 repetitions of the technique at each brushing). After two weeks, a new data collection was performed. Results: Patients in the 6R group presented the lowest score on the organoleptic assessment scale at the second consultation, followed by the 3R group and the controls. Regarding the self-perception of breath by the method of Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the control group did not perceive improvements in oral malodor; the results of the 3R group and the 6R group were similar. Conclusion: These results indicate that the X technique improves both measurements and perceptions of halitosis. Microbiological analyses revealed greatest reduction in the 6R group. The findings show that the X technique reduces both organoleptic scores and the number of bacterial colonies, and improves users' perceptions of their breath.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Aged , Young Adult , Oral Hygiene/methods , Tongue/microbiology , Halitosis/prevention & control , Oral Hygiene/instrumentation , Toothbrushing/instrumentation , Toothbrushing/methods , Analysis of Variance , Treatment Outcome , Statistics, Nonparametric , Biofilms , Diagnostic Self Evaluation , Visual Analog Scale , Middle Aged
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J. appl. oral sci ; 27: e20180051, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-975887

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Abstract The efficacy of whitening toothpastes is questionable and controversial. Clinicians, patients and researchers have expressed concern with whitening toothpastes due to the risk of wearing the dental structure and the potential for disappointment if the advertised cosmetic results are not achieved. Objective: This study compared the whitening performance of toothpastes with different whitening technologies after initial and continued use. Material and Methods: Ninety bovine incisors were stained using a concentrated solution of black tea. They were randomly distributed into 6 groups, according to the toothpaste whitening technology: activated charcoal (B&W), blue covarine (WAD), hydrogen peroxide (LWA), microbeads (Oral B 3D White Perfection - 3DW) and optimized abrasives (XW4D). They were compared to a traditional toothpaste without a whitening agent (TA - control). Specimens underwent a brushing machine with controlled pressure, time and temperature. A calibrated examiner measured the color using a VITA-Classical scale before the first brushing cycle (T0), after the first brushing cycle (TI), and after a brushing cycle that simulates continuous use (TCU). Whitening performance was evaluated by the difference of shades (ΔSGU) between T0-TI and T0-TCU timepoints, using the Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn's non-parametric test. The Wilcoxon test was used to evaluate the cumulative effect (α=0.05). Results: Statistically significant differences were observed between toothpastes in both TI and TCU (p<0.05). The time of use also had a significant effect (p<0.05). Conclusion: Only WAD and 3DW showed whitening performance after the first use (TI). The greatest whitening performance after continuous use was obtained by WAD, followed by LWA and 3DW. The use of conventional toothpaste (TA) promotes no tooth whitening. Clinical relevance: Microbead abrasives (3DW) and blue covarine (WAD) were the active technology tested that presented the best global tooth whitening performance.


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Animals , Cattle , Tooth Bleaching/methods , Toothpastes/chemistry , Charcoal/chemistry , Isoindoles/chemistry , Tooth Bleaching Agents/chemistry , Hydrogen Peroxide/chemistry , Metalloporphyrins/chemistry , Microspheres , Reference Values , Surface Properties , Time Factors , Tooth/drug effects , Toothbrushing/methods , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results
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Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 18(1): 3788, 15/01/2018. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-967067

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Objective: To verify the effectiveness of sealing with glass ionomer cement and transversal brushing in the prevention and treatment of initial caries lesions in erupting permanent molars of children aged 5-7 years. Material and Methods: Healthy teeth with ICDAS scores 1 or 2 were selected. One hundred and thirty-one children (79 teeth in the control group - 75 teeth in the test group) were randomly assigned into the two experimental groups: (1) transversal brushing technique for plaque control with conventional flat bristles and fluoridated dentifrice or (2) sealing the occlusal surfaces with glass ionomer cement (Vitro Molar®). Follow-up was performed for 18 months and the survival analysis was applied to test the occurrence of lesion progression. Results: The mean age of children was 5.4 years and it was verified that, by examining the initial tooth condition, the probability of progression was 66% lower when the tooth had initial caries lesions than when it was healthy; the probability of molar progression was about 74% lower in the test group compared to the control group. The mean time for lesion development in the test group (16.8 months; SD = 0.5) was greater than that in the control group (16.5 months; SD = 0.5; p=0.008). Conclusion: Sealing reduces the progression of caries disease in initial lesions when compared to the transversal brushing technique.


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Humans , Male , Female , Pit and Fissure Sealants , Toothbrushing/methods , Dental Caries , Glass Ionomer Cements/analysis , Molar/anatomy & histology , Brazil , Chi-Square Distribution , Survival Analysis
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Braz. oral res. (Online) ; 32: e26, 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-889486

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Abstract: Data about total fluoride intake in children living in a tropical semi-arid climate city is scarce, thus we conducted this study. Fifty-eight children aged two to five years, living in a Brazilian tropical city with optimally fluoridated water were selected. Dietary samples were collected using the duplicate diet method on two non-consecutive days in the children's home toothpaste was determined by subtracting the amount of fluoride recovered after brushing from the amount placed on the toothbrush. The mean total dose (SD) of fluoride intake was 0.043(0.016) mg F·kg-1·d-1, with the major (60.6%) contribution from water. The factors associated with the ingestion of fluoride from toothpaste were fluoride concentration of the toothpaste (p = 0.03) and the use of kids toothpaste (p = 0.02). The findings suggest that children have a low fluoride intake, measured by at-home meals and use of fluoride toothpaste; drinking water is the main source of fluoride ingestion.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Toothpastes/chemistry , Cariostatic Agents/administration & dosage , Diet , Fluorides/administration & dosage , Reference Values , Toothbrushing/methods , Tropical Climate , Brazil , Cariostatic Agents/analysis , Fluoridation , Risk Factors , Fluorides/analysis
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