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Time and sequence of eruption of Primary Teeth in relation to breast feeding in Sudanese children in Khartoum state

Time and sequence of eruption of Primary Teeth in relation to breast feeding in Sudanese children in Khartoum state

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Title: Time and sequence of eruption of Primary Teeth in relation to breast feeding in Sudanese children in Khartoum state
Author: Eid, Enaam Ali Habiballah; Abuaffan, Amal H.
Abstract: Background The eruption age at which the deciduous teeth start appearing in the oral cavity is of great significance to investigators and parents mainly due to its relation to the growth and development of the child. Objective The main objective of this study was to determine the mean eruption time and sequence of primary dentition among a group of Sudanese children. Subjects and Methods This is cross-sectional study in which a sample of 563 children was randomly selected from health centres in Khartoum and Jabal Awliya localities. Data were collected during September and November 2013. Each child in the age of 4-40 months was clinically examined and erupted teeth were assessed and recorded. Results The first primary teeth to erupt were the mandibular central incisors with a mean age of eruption at 8.02 ± 3.28 months (n= ) and the average length of time taken from the eruption of the first tooth to the last tooth was 17.33 months in the mandible and 15.58 months in the maxilla for both genders. All of the primary teeth erupted earlier in boys than in girls except the first primary molars which erupted first in girls. There was no significant difference of eruption time between right and left sides. No difference was found in eruption of primary teeth between children with exclusive breastfeeding and non-exclusive breastfeeding.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/19555
Date: 2015


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