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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Santhosh
dc.contributor.authorTadakamadla, Jyothi
dc.contributor.authorIdris, Ali
dc.contributor.authorBusaily, Idris Ali A
dc.contributor.authorAlIbrahim, Ahmed Yaqoub Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-17T04:10:47Z
dc.date.available2017-10-17T04:10:47Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1053-4628
dc.identifier.doi10.17796/1053-4628-40.1.44
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/348946
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To assess the knowledge about teething, to evaluate the experiences of the mothers’ during the teething of their youngest child and practices undertaken by them to relieve teething symptoms. Study design: A stratified cluster sampling technique was used to collect representative sample of school children of Jazan province (Saudi Arabia), who were provided with a questionnaire kit to be filled by their mothers. Results: A total of 159 mothers participated in this study. More than four-fifths and three-fourths of the study population knew that the first primary teeth erupt at 6-7 months of age and lower central incisors are the first teeth to erupt respectively. The most prevalent signs and symptoms associated with teething as reported by the mothers were desire to bite (97.5%), fever (93%), diarrhoea (91.1%), increased salivation (79.9%), loss of appetite (77.4%) and gum irritation (71.7%). A little more than half (55.7%) of the mothers’ gave their child a chilled object to bite and 42.1% bottle fed their baby at night to relieve teething pain. Conclusions: Many mothers had poor knowledge and misbeliefs about teething. There is a need to educate the mothers of Jazan province on the facts related to teething, specifically those related to teething pain relieving practices.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJournal of Clinical Pediatriac Dentistry
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom44
dc.relation.ispartofpageto48
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320399
dc.titleKnowledge of Teething and Prevalence of Teething Myths in Mothers of Saudi Arabia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Dentistry and Oral Health
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorTadakamadla, Jyothi
gro.griffith.authorTadakamadla, Santosh Kumar


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