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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Masticatory Efficiency In Children With Primary Dentition.
Author: Gavião, M B
Raymundo, V G
Sobrinho, L C
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate masticatory efficiency in children with normal primary occlusion and malocclusion and to correlate efficiency with body variables. Thirty children were divided into three groups: Group I with normal occlusion (n = 10), Group II with posterior crossbite (n = 10) and Group III with anterior open bite (n = 10). They chewed standardized silicone tablets for 20 strokes and the optical scanning system was used to calculate the particle size (area and perimeter). Results were compared among the groups. Body weight and height were correlated with masticatory efficiency. Group I fragmented the tablets into a greater number of particles with smaller sizes than Groups II and III, and the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05). There was no difference between the children with crossbite and children with open bite. Correlation coefficients between body variables and masticatory efficiency were weak (p>0.05). Occlusion is a factor of influence on masticatory process.
Subject: Analysis Of Variance
Body Height
Body Weight
Child, Preschool
Dental Occlusion
Efficiency
Female
Humans
Image Processing, Computer-assisted
Male
Malocclusion
Mastication
Open Bite
Optics And Photonics
Particle Size
Regression Analysis
Silicones
Statistics As Topic
Tooth, Deciduous
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11800451
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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