Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 8 | ARTICLE

Title: IMPORTANCE OF BREASTFEEDING TO THE THIRD MOLAR TOOTH INCLUSION. A STUDY IN PORTUGUESE YOUNG ADULTS

Author: Luís Couraceiro, António Santos, Ana F. Vinha, António Almeida-Dias, Mário Marini-Abreu e José Balboa (Jose.balboa@usc.es)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 8

Abstract:
Third molars are the last teeth to erupt in the oral cavity and as a result of these often do not find sufficient space for the eruption and remained stranded for soft tissue, bone or both. Nowadays, extraction of these teeth is the most common surgical procedure performed in the practice of dentistry The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possible relationship between breastfeeding and the possible inclusion of third molars in 150 Portuguese young adults population. The results revealed the importance of breastfeeding in the future maxillofacial structure and a strong correlation statistics gathering between the study variables. In this experiment we will demonstrate the existence of a significant association between breastfeeding, the breast and the presence of third molars (p <0.01) and the hypothesis of an association between the duration of breast feeding by bottle and the presence of third molars (p <0.01). The observed results demonstrated the importance of using breastfeeding as long as possible, revealing itself as an asset to the improvement of dental and maxillofacial sinus in adulthood.

Keywords: 1. Third molars, 2. Breastfeeding; 3. Bottle feeding; 4. Young adults; 5. Inclusion




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