There are many factors associated with the eruption pattern of primary dentition. One factor is maternal and child health during the first three years of the child's life. This is because primary dentition begins to develop during the fourth month of pregnancy and continues to the last primary tooth eruption in the oral cavity at three years old. There are limited studies about primary dentition eruption in Indonesia. Then the aim of this study is to assess factors related to primary teeth eruption patterns. One hundred and seventy-two mothers and children under three years old, who had a mother and child health book, were selected in Beji Depok. The primary tooth eruption phase was examined using the Hulland method. The eruption age was computed for mean age, starting age, and the duration of each tooth eruption. There were significant differences in the starting age and duration of the eruption process in the groups according to maternal (p<0.05) and child (p<0.01) nutritional status. The eruption process took longer to complete in females than males (p<0.05). The mother's educational level and occupation were also significant. The study showed that the eruption pattern was influenced by maternal and child nutritional status, the child's gender, and the mother's educational level and occupation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
- Eruption factors
- Nutritional status
- Primary teeth