Ushanthika T

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Association between Mouth Breathing Habit and Dental Caries-A Retrospective Study
    Author(s): Ushanthika T and Sowmya K*

    Introduction: Mouth breathing is an unnatural act of necessity to get air into the lungs through the mouth when the primary airway is blocked by nasal, nasopharyngeal such as enlarged adenoids, enlarged tonsils, rhinitis, nasal septal deviation, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyp. During mouth breathing, there is loss of saliva and dryness of the mouth and this can increase the risk of tooth decay and inflammation of the gingiva. Aim of the study: The aim of the present study was to find an association between mouth breathing and the presence of dental caries. Methodology: A retrospective analysis of all the cases with mouth breathing and their dental caries history among out-patients was retrieved among the overall data of patients visiting Saveetha Dental College from June 2020-March 2021. The data for 1206 patients of age group 10-20 years was collected and entered in.. Read More»

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