Prevalence of Oral Habits among Eleven to Thirteen Years Old Children in Jaipur

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. Aayushi Bansal
2. Kirti Asopa
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1314
Volume
8
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2015
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Article keywords
    Children, Oral habit, Tongue thrusting

    Abstract

    Aim: Oral habits that are prevalent well beyond the normal age frequently result in facial deformity and malocclusions. The aim of the present study was to know the prevalence of oral habits in 11 to 13 years old children of Jaipur city. Methodology: The study included 1,000 children of age 11 to 13 years, belonging to different government and private schools of Jaipur city who were screened for any deleterious habits at their school site. The statistical analysis was done using Chi-square test. Results: The result showed that 18% children had a habit of tongue thrusting, 17% mouth breathing and 3% nail biting. Sex-wise prevalence showed 18% females had oral habits and 20% of male had oral habit. Conclusion: The distribution of children aged 11 to 13 years having oral habits was evaluated with tongue thrusting being most prevalent and exhibiting minimal sexual predilection. How to cite this article: Sharma S, Bansal A, Asopa K. Prevalence of Oral Habits among Eleven to Thirteen Years Old Children in Jaipur. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(3):208-210.

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