Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versão ISSN 1025-0255
MARTIN ZALDIVAR, Ledia et al. Abnormal deglutition: some considerations on this. AMC [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.6, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: abnormal deglutition is one of deforming oral habits that appears the most in the infantile population. Objective: to deepen in the behavior, clinical characteristics and etiopathogeny of abnormal deglutition. Development: an updated bibliographical research of different documents, with regard to the behavior, clinical characteristics and etiopathogeny of abnormal deglutition was conducted. The present work is intended for increasing the odontology personnel's knowledge on the topic, to make emphasis in the necessity of intensifying the educational work from early ages, to prevent in the infantile community its appearance. Conclusions: this habit may persist from the temporary teeth bud, to associate to oral breathing, to cause articulatory disorders, malformation of dental arcades and palate, to alter the labial muscle tone and corporeal posture, which is one of the main malocclusion causes.
Palavras-chave : DEGLUTITION DISORDERS; DIAGNOSIS ORAL; MALOCCLUSION; HEALTH EDUCATION, DENTAL; REVIEW LITERATURE AS TOPIC.