Impact of diseases of the hard tissues of teeth on oral healthrelated quality of life of schoolchildren in area with a high concentration of fluoride in drinking water

Alvaro García-Pérez Álvaro Edgar González-Aragón Pineda Teresa Villanueva Gutiérrez Nora Guillermina Pérez Pérez José Francisco Gómez-Clavel

Impact of diseases of the hard tissues of teeth on oral healthrelated quality of life of schoolchildren in area with a high concentration of fluoride in drinking water

Authors: Alvaro García-Pérez Álvaro Edgar González-Aragón Pineda Teresa Villanueva Gutiérrez Nora Guillermina Pérez Pérez José Francisco Gómez-Clavel
doi: 10.1922/CDH_00078Garcia-Perez07

Abstract

Objective: To assess the impact of caries, Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH), and fluorosis on the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) of schoolchildren aged 8-10 years living in area with different fluoride levels in the drinking water. Subject and Methods: The prevalence of caries and fluorosis were assessed among 663 Mexican schoolchildren using the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS II) and the Thylstrup and Fejerskov Index (TFI), respectively. MIH was recorded using the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (EAPD) criteria and OHRQoL using the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ8-10). Poisson regression models were used in data analysis. Results: Schoolchildren presenting two of the three conditions (cavitated lesions and TFI≥4, cavitated lesions and MIH or TFI≥4 and MIH) experienced worse quality of life than children who did not [RR=4.18; (95% CI 3.83, 4.56)]. Children with all three conditions had worse quality of life than children who did not [RR=5.64; (95% CI 5.13, 6.20)]. Conclusions: Fluorosis, MIH, and caries have a negative impact on the OHRQoL of schoolchildren living in area with a high concentration of fluoride in their drinking water. Keywords: Dental caries, Molar Incisor Hypomineralization, dental fluorosis, OHRQoL, children.

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