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RIESGO COSME, Yalili de la Caridad et al. Main deforming habits in first grade schoolchildren from "30 de Noviembre" Day Boarding School. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 98 first grade schoolchildren from "30 de Noviembre" Day Boarding School of Santiago de Cuba, who were attended at their own school by odontologists from the Dental Clinics of Vista Alegre during 2007 to determine their oral health state and deforming habits. Among the main disorders of the oral and maxillofacial complex were gingivitis, decay, dentofacial deformity (vestibuloversion and anterior open bite), as well as protractile tongue as a deforming habit associated with poor oral hygiene. Cariogenic diet and dentobacterial plaque predominated as risk factors. It was recommended to develop and implement a program of educational activities for health, strategic actions of which are addressed to children, parents, relatives and educators.
Palavras-chave : children; first grade schoolchildren; oral health; deforming habits; disorders of the oral and maxillofacial complex; dental care; health promotion.