Association between halitosis and mouth breathing in children

Association between halitosis and mouth breathing in children

Author Motta, Lara Jansiski Google Scholar
Bachiega, Joanna Carolina Google Scholar
Guedes, Carolina Cardoso Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Laranja, Lorena Tristao Google Scholar
Bussadori, Sandra Kalil Google Scholar
Institution Univ Nove de Julho
Assoc Brasileira Cirurgioes Dent
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a correlation between halitosis and mouth breathing in children.STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-five children between 3 and 14 years of age were divided into two groups (nasal and mouth breathing) for the assessment of halitosis. A descriptive analysis was conducted on the degree of halitosis in each group. the chi-square test was used for comparison between groups, with a 5% level of significance.RESULTS: There was a significantly greater number of boys with the mouth-breathing pattern than girls. A total of 23.6% of the participants had no mouth odor, 12.7% had mild odor, 12.7% had moderate odor and 50.9% had strong odor. There was a statistically significant association between halitosis and mouth breathing.CONCLUSIONS: the occurrence of halitosis was high among the children evaluated, and there was a statistically significant association between halitosis and mouth breathing.
Keywords Halitosis
Pediatric dentistry
Mouth breathing
Habits
Association
Language English
Date 2011-01-01
Published in Clinics. São Paulo: Hospital Clinicas, Univ São Paulo, v. 66, n. 6, p. 939-942, 2011.
ISSN 1807-5932 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Hospital Clinicas, Univ São Paulo
Extent 939-942
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-59322011000600003
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000293410000003
SciELO ID S1807-59322011000600003 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33225

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