Producción Científica Profesorado

Clinical characterization of mouth opening among Mexican adolescents and young adults.



Medina Solís, Carlo Eduardo

2012

Casanova-Rosado JF, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado AJ, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Patiño-Marín N, Maupomé G, Gómez-Gómez V. Clinical characterization of mouth opening among Mexican adolescents and young adults. Journal of Dental Sciences 2012; 7 (1): 81- 84.


Abstract


Objective: To estimate two mouth opening (MO) assessments in a sample of apparently healthy Mexican adolescents and young adults, in the context of age and sex. Material and Methods: We examined in a cross-sectional study 254 subjects 14 to 24 years old to ascertain the maximum MO (MMO) and the assisted maximum MO (AMMO) using a ruler (Scala). The measured mouth opening capacities were not adjusted by adding the vertical overlap between arches (overbite). Clinical oral examinations were undertaken by four standardized examiners. Statistical analyses included Student?s t-test and linear regression modeling. Results: Mean age was 16.762.39 years and 53% of the 254 participants were men. Overall mean MMO was 46.617.37 mm (minimum 28, maximum 69), and AMMO was 49.486.59 mm (minimum 32, maximum 75). Age had no identifiable relationship with MMO or AMMO but we observed that the mean difference between men and women in MMO and AMMO was 3.29 mm (p<0.001) and 3.16 mm (p<0.001), respectively. Conclusions: Besides finding that Mexican young males have higher mean maximum mouth opening than females, the present study offers some of the first anthropometric outline relevant to orthodontic, prosthetic/prosthodontic developmental calculations for an important parameter of normal mandible/ maxilla function among Hispanics/Mexicans.



Producto de Investigación UAEH




Artículos relacionados

Dental fluorosis in 12- and 15-year-olds at high altitude in above optimal fluoridated communities i...

Características oclusales de niños de guarderías del IMSS Campeche en 1999

Desigualdades socioeconómicas en salud bucal: Factores asociados al cepillado dental en escolares ni...

Pérdida de dientes y variables del estado periodontal asociadas en hombres policías adultos

Políticas de salud bucal en México: Disminuir las principales enfermedades. Una descripción

Prevalence of and Risk Indicators forChronic Periodontitis in Males fromCampeche, Mexico

Introducing a Clinical-behavioural Scoring System for Childrens Oral Hygiene

Perdida dental y patrones de caries en preescolares de una comunidad suburbana de Campeche.

Higiene bucal en escolares de 6-13 años de edad de Campeche, México

Dental needs and socio-economic status associated with Utilization of dental services in the presenc...