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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 332-336

Quality of life of children with sleep bruxism


Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Deepa Gurunathan
Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600077
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_820_19

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Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the Quality of life (QoL) of children with and without sleep bruxism in Chennai population. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with participants of both genders assigned as bruxers (n = 36) and non-bruxers (n = 36) from different regions of Chennai with the age range of 6–12 years. Parents/Caregivers answered a questionnaire in the waiting room. The QoL was assessed using the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14). OHIP-14 was analyzed by Mann–Whitney U test. Results: The sociodemographic characteristics presented no significant differences between bruxers and non-bruxers (P > 0.005). There was a significant difference in QoL between the case and control group (<0.001). Bruxers had worse QoL than controls. Conclusion: Sleep bruxism may be associated with a negative impact on QoL.


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