World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research (WJPMR) has indexed with various reputed international bodies like : Google Scholar , Index Copernicus , SOCOLAR, China , Indian Science Publications , Cosmos Impact Factor , Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN , Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) , UDLedge Science Citation Index , International Impact Factor Services , International Society for Research Activity (ISRA) Journal Impact Factor (JIF) , International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) , Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF) , Global Impact Factor (In Process) , Digital Online Identifier-Database System (DOI-DS) , Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates , Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) , International Scientific Indexing, (ISI) UAE , IFSIJ Measure of Journal Quality , 

World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

PREVALENCE OF ORAL HABITS AMONG CHILDREN ATTENDING PATNA DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL PATNA BIHAR: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Dr. Anju Singh, BDS (H), MDS and Dr. Konark BDS (H), MDS*

ABSTRACT

Aim: The present study was conducted to study the prevalence of oral habits in 5 to 12 year old children in Patna Bihar, India. Methods: A total of 1327 school children aged 5 to 12 years reporting to the department of pedodontics were selected for the study. A thorough history was obtained on a specially designed proforma and presence or absence of oral habits like thumb/finger sucking, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, lip biting, nail biting and bruxism were recorded. The results obtained were processed using Microsoft Office Excel 2010® worksheet and a descriptive statistical analysis was done. Results: The prevalence of oral habits was found to be 31.95% in the present study. Tongue thrusting was the most prevalent oral habit affecting 15.22% of children. The second most common oral habit was mouth breathing habit which was found to be 12.96%. The least common oral habit was lip biting which was found to be 0.38%. Conclusions: Oral habits play very important role as the one of the most common cause of the development of the malocclusion. So, early diagnosis and proper treatment planning of these habits will reduce the occurrence of malocclusion.

[Full Text Article]

Powered By WJPMR | All Right Reserved

WJPMR