2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2012000500008
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Autopercepção da mastigação e fatores associados em adultos brasileiros

Abstract: IntroduçãoA mastigação é uma das funções mais importantes do sistema estomatognático por relacionar-se à nutrição, ao crescimento e ao desenvolvimento craniofacial, à maturação da musculatura orofacial, à estabilidade oclusal e à estabilidade da articulação temporomandibular 1,2,3,4 . O padrão e a habilidade mastigatória podem ser influenciados por disfunções temporomandibulares, dor, distúrbios miofuncionais orofaciais, má oclusão, perdas dentárias, uso de próteses mal adaptadas, presença de cárie e/ou doença… Show more

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“…Among the socioeconomic conditions, despite low income limiting access to hygiene products 13 , to dental services 14 and to knowledge about correct oral hygiene habits, leading to a higher prevalence and severity of dental caries 15 , few Brazilian studies have evaluated inequalities in oral health and the use of dental services between the different income strata at national level 9,[16][17][18][19][20] . Only two of these studies 18,20 used the income variable to analyze social inequalities in the access to and use of dental services.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Among the socioeconomic conditions, despite low income limiting access to hygiene products 13 , to dental services 14 and to knowledge about correct oral hygiene habits, leading to a higher prevalence and severity of dental caries 15 , few Brazilian studies have evaluated inequalities in oral health and the use of dental services between the different income strata at national level 9,[16][17][18][19][20] . Only two of these studies 18,20 used the income variable to analyze social inequalities in the access to and use of dental services.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…20 Prevalences were higher among adults in the south of Brazil (65.0%) 21 and in a representative sample of Brazilian adults (55.3%). 22 Access to health-related information is necessary to improve levels of "health literacy", 13 as elderly persons are considered vulnerable in this respect 23 a fact that explains why the prevalence of access to healthrelated information is lower among the elderly than among non-elderly adults.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In the context of the oral health, this evaluation is associated with the general health and the behaviors involving the health care [5]. A negative self-perception may indicate the presence of oral problems due to the lack of health care, inadequate care or lack of information on oral health [2].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%