Background: The purpose of this systematic review was to analyze the available literature about the influence of breastfeeding in primary and mixed dentition on different types of malocclusions. Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols (PRISMA-P) guidelines were used to perform the present review. The following electronic databases were searched: Pubmed, Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR), Embase, Cochrane Library, Medline, Web of Science and Ovid. Results: A primary research found a total of 279 articles. Two more papers were also considered from the gray literature. Two hundred sixty-three articles were excluded as they were deemed irrelevant on the basis of: duplicates, title, abstract, methods and/or irrelevant contents. Eighteen papers were selected and included in the qualitative analysis. Conclusions: breastfeeding is a positive factor that seems to reduce the incidence of posterior crossbite, skeletal class II and distoclusion in primary and mixed dentition. A sort of positive relationship between months of breastfeeding and risk reduction seems to exist. More longitudinal research is needed to avoid bias in the results, with data collected prospectively on the months of exclusive breastfeeding, by means of specific questionnaires and successive clinical evaluation of the occlusal condition at the primary dentition, mixed dentition and permanent dentition stages.
Relationship between Breastfeeding and Malocclusion : a Systematic Review of the Literature / A. Abate, D. Cavagnetto, A. Fama, C. Maspero, G. Farronato. - In: NUTRIENTS. - ISSN 2072-6643. - 12:12(2020 Nov 30), pp. 3688.1-3688.15.
|Titolo:||Relationship between Breastfeeding and Malocclusion : a Systematic Review of the Literature|
MASPERO, CINZIA MARIA NORMA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||breastfeeding; cross-bite; malocclusion; orthodontics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||30-nov-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu12123688|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|