Oral health of children born small for gestational age.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124454
Title:
Oral health of children born small for gestational age.
Authors:
O'Connell, A C; O'Connell, S M; O'Mullane, E; Hoey, H M C V
Affiliation:
Division of Public and Child Dental Health, Dental School, and Department of Paediatrics Trinity College, Dublin 2. anne.oconnell@dental.tcd.ie
Citation:
Oral health of children born small for gestational age. 2010, 103 (9):275-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124454
PubMed ID:
21186752
Abstract:
We sought to evaluate the oral health status of children born small for gestational age (SGA). Children now aged 4-8 years who were born SGA (birth weight < -2 SDS) were examined using standardised criteria. The parents completed a structured oral health questionnaire. Twenty females and 25 males, mean age 72.1 months, and mean birth weight 2.1 kg, participated in the study. Poor appetite was a concern; 32 (71%) children snacked between meals and 14 (30%) used carbonated beverages more than 3 times daily. Erosion was present in 9 (20%) children. Dental decay occurred in 22 (47%) children with 92% being untreated. Eight children had more than 5 decayed teeth. It is essential that clinicians working with children born SGA include oral health within the general health surveillance and refer these children for a dental assessment within the first 2 years to support parents in establishing safe feeding patterns for their children.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Child; Child, Preschool; Dental Caries; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Small for Gestational Age; Male; Oral Health; Tooth Erosion
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, A Cen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, S Men
dc.contributor.authorO'Mullane, Een
dc.contributor.authorHoey, H M C Ven
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-14T10:55:13Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-14T10:55:13Z-
dc.date.issued2010-10-
dc.identifier.citationOral health of children born small for gestational age. 2010, 103 (9):275-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21186752-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124454-
dc.description.abstractWe sought to evaluate the oral health status of children born small for gestational age (SGA). Children now aged 4-8 years who were born SGA (birth weight < -2 SDS) were examined using standardised criteria. The parents completed a structured oral health questionnaire. Twenty females and 25 males, mean age 72.1 months, and mean birth weight 2.1 kg, participated in the study. Poor appetite was a concern; 32 (71%) children snacked between meals and 14 (30%) used carbonated beverages more than 3 times daily. Erosion was present in 9 (20%) children. Dental decay occurred in 22 (47%) children with 92% being untreated. Eight children had more than 5 decayed teeth. It is essential that clinicians working with children born SGA include oral health within the general health surveillance and refer these children for a dental assessment within the first 2 years to support parents in establishing safe feeding patterns for their children.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshDental Caries-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studies-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Small for Gestational Age-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshOral Health-
dc.subject.meshTooth Erosion-
dc.titleOral health of children born small for gestational age.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Public and Child Dental Health, Dental School, and Department of Paediatrics Trinity College, Dublin 2. anne.oconnell@dental.tcd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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