International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Dental Science | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017 | Rating: 6.6 / 10


Primary Dentition Eruption in Relation to Weight Status

Heba N. Yassin | Maryam Azat A. Rifat


Abstract: Background Nutrition and diet can affect the development and integrity of the oral cavity including the development and eruption of primary teeth. Aims of the study The study was carried out to determine the effect of weight status of the child and gender on the number of deciduous teeth erupted in the oral cavity. Material and method A children from the age 12 months -35 months attending Specialist Health Center and children of Nursery in Al-Khadraa, and nursery in Al- Aadamyia and Hay-Heteen. The number of teeth erupted, gender and body mass index were recorded. Results The results showed that eruption of primary dentition was quicker in children who were overweight than those with normal weight and underweight and faster in girls than in boys in all age groups. Conclusion The nutritional status has the better effect on the primary tooth eruption. There is acceleration in eruption of primary teeth in the girls than boys.


Keywords: Primary dentition, eruption, weight


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,


Pages: 2705 - 2707


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