Dental behavioural management problems and dental caries prevalence in 3- to 6-year-old Swedish children born preterm

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Dental behavioural management problems and dental caries prevalence in 3- to 6-year-old Swedish children born preterm
Author(s) Brogårdh-Roth, Susanne ; Stjernqvist, Karin ; Matsson, Lars
Date 2008
English abstract
Abstract: Background. Today, most children born preterm survive without major impairments. But high frequencies of cognitive and behavioural difficulties arise. Studies on dental behaviour management problems (BMP) in these children are lacking. In addition, studies on caries prevalence are few and inconclusive. Aim. To compare the frequency of behavioural problems and poor compliance with dental treatment in preschool children born preterm with those born full-term. The prevalence of caries was also studied. Methods. The study group included 187 children born between 23 and 32 weeks of gestation. The control group constituted full-term children matched by age, sex, immigrant background, and dental operator. BMP, number of dental visits, missed appointments, and caries between ages 3 and 6 were noted. Results. At age 3, but not at age 6, the prevalence of BMP at clinical examinations was significantly higher in preterm children compared with the control group. Of the children who received dental treatments during preschool years, preterm children displayed significantly more BMP. No significant difference in dental visits or in caries prevalence was found. Preterm children, however, missed significantly more dental appointments. Conclusion. Children born preterm display a higher prevalence of BMP at dental examinations and treatments during preschool years.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-263X.2007.00884.x (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue International journal of paediatric dentistry;5
Volume 18
ISSN 1365-263X
Pages 341-347
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6716 (link to this page)

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