2022 Volume 10 Issue 4
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Prevalence of Dental Defects Among Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review


Nancy Ajwa, Zahra Ahmed Ali Alhuwayji, Hanan Mohammed Masiri, Nidaa Mohammad Alhaddad, Lamees Tawfik Allaf, Abdulhakim Muteb Raja AlMutairi, Nourah Mohammed Al-Lwemi
Abstract

Children with CP are at a higher risk of poor dental health and systemic health implications due to their impairment. Past and present caries experience, nutrition, fluoride exposure, presence of cariogenic bacteria, salivary state, and sociodemographic variables are all factors in the development of caries. Oral drugs with xerostomia potential used over an extended time, promotor dysfunction, and a lack of regular oral hygiene are additional risk factors. A systematic literature review from 2009 to 2022 was performed using PubMed, Medline, and ScienceDirect databases. The keywords used were "dental defects," "cerebral palsy," "pediatric patients," "systematic review." PRISMA flowchart was used to describe the selection process of searched articles. A total of nine studies were included in this review, with six of them stating no significant change in the color, opacity, and fluorescence of composite restorations. The majority of the studies revealed that dental defects such as caries, periodontal disease, and erosion are commonly found among pediatric patients having cerebral palsy.


How to cite this article
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Ajwa N, Alhuwayji ZAA, Masiri HM, Alhaddad NM, Allaf LT, AlMutairi AMR, et al. Prevalence of Dental Defects Among Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Ann Dent Spec. 2022;10(4):84-90. https://doi.org/10.51847/dJODFVu3os
APA
Ajwa, N., Alhuwayji, Z. A. A., Masiri, H. M., Alhaddad, N. M., Allaf, L. T., AlMutairi, A. M. R., & Al-Lwemi, N. M. (2022). Prevalence of Dental Defects Among Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Annals of Dental Specialty, 10(4), 84-90. https://doi.org/10.51847/dJODFVu3os
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