Oral respiration is a type that is added to or, more often, substituted for the physiological nasal type. The causes of nasal obstruction are many and varied, and so, therefore, are those leading to oral respiration. Also many and varied are the organic changes and signs consequent upon and correlated with this particular situation. Much, for instance, has been said and written about gnathological alterations due to oral respiration and about the mechanisms underlying them. On the contrary, there is little in the literature about studies referring to correlation between oral respiration and prevalence of carious pathology in subjects of evolutionary age with this type of respiration. The authors have sought in this study to verify if and how much oral respiration influences the prevalence of carious pathology on primary teeth.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health