The effect of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on children brushing habits, plaque index, and caries indices in children

Berna Kuter(1), Burcu Kanmaz(2)
(1) Izmir Democracy University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Izmir, Turkey,
(2) Izmir Democracy University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Izmir, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on children's caries indices, plaque scores, and brushing habits in children aged 5-17 years.


Methodology: A total of 100 children (39 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and 61 healthy children) were included in the study. The plaque index, decay-missed-filled primary tooth (dmf-t) index, and decay-missed-filled permanent tooth (DMF-T) index values were evaluated by clinical examination. The plaque was evaluated using the Silness and Loe Plaque Index. Patient forms were examined to evaluate brushing habits.


Results: When the survey data was examined, the number of healthy children who brushed their teeth was higher than that of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (p<0.05). The dental visit and dental treatment rates were similar in both groups (p>0.05). There was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of plaque index and dmf-t and DMF-T scores (p>0.05).


Conclusion: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were observed to neglect oral care routines more than their healthy counterparts; however, this did not affect plaque and caries index values.


 


How to cite this article: Kuter B, Kanmaz B. The effect of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on children brushing habits, plaque index and caries indices in children. Int Dent Res 2021;11(2):109-13. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2021.vol11.no1.8


 


Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.

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Berna Kuter
berna.kuter@idu.edu.tr (Primary Contact)
Burcu Kanmaz
Kuter, B., & Kanmaz, B. (2021). The effect of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on children brushing habits, plaque index, and caries indices in children. International Dental Research, 11(2), 109-113. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2021.vol11.no2.8

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Kuter, B., & Kanmaz, B. (2021). The effect of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on children brushing habits, plaque index, and caries indices in children. International Dental Research, 11(2), 109-113. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2021.vol11.no2.8
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