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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

Print version ISSN 2224-6193On-line version ISSN 2307-3349


ARRUA, M et al. Impact of oral health on the quality of life of children from 11 to 14 years of taking three National Schools from Asunción. Rev. salud publica Parag. [online]. 2017, vol.7, n.1, pp.17-20. ISSN 2307-3349.


The oral cavity is not only an important part of our digestive system, is a place full of emotions from the beginning of life. Every ones hould have an oral health that can effectively meet their physical and emotional functions. Quality of life and oral health are closely related.


Tok now the impact of oral health of children from 11 to 14 years of three national schools of Asuncion in their quality of life.


Observational, descriptive and transverse sectional study. Involving children (n = 133) of three National Schools of Asunción in 2016, where the self-perception questionnaire (CPQ 11-14) the impact of oral conditions in its short version in spanish was used. The data were processed in the Excel program.


63% of respondent shave a self-perception Regular regarding the health of your teeth. 37% of respondent shave had problems in their daily activities because of their teeth. 43% reported Oral symptoms (67.2%), packaging tooth toothache (50.4%), bleeding gums (48.6%) and pain trouble sleeping (28%), 26% reported a Functional limitation. The hypersensitivity was limited more often (53%), followed by trouble eating hard (28%) things. the 18% presented condition in the emotional well being and 10% in the field Social welfare in assessing perceived need for oral health was concluded that respondents need to attend to the dentist for an evaluation, as there is physical and emotional impact on the quality of life of respondents.

Keywords : Impact; Oral healt; Quality of life.

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