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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023294.5197
Published online: 31 October 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Oct-Dec;29(4):5197-5200
Boyan KirilovORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail,
Department of Anthropology and Anatomy, Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Introduction: Obesity and dental caries are diseases that have a strong social impact. Being overweight and obesity during childhood are a risk factor for cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal diseases and other health problems in both children and adults.
Aim: The aim of the study is to estimate the relationship between tooth eruption, tooth pathology and BMI in 7-8 year old Bulgarian children.
Methods and Material: The present study observed 187 individuals. Oral and dental status were examined. The height was measured in a standing position with an anthropometer, weight was measured with an electric scale to the nearest 0.1 kg, and Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated. The data was analyzed with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16. The differences were considered statistically significant at p<0.05.
Results: A positive relation is found between the eruption of teeth and BMI. A statistically significant association is found between BMI and dental caries on the upper left first molar (26).
Conclusion: A high percentage of the examined children were overweight and obese. A positive but low correlation between BMI, tooth eruption and dental caries is established. With the increase of the BMI, the number of erupted teeth also increases. Girls had more erupted teeth compared with boys. The caries of the first molar (26) correlate positively with the nutritional status of the 7-8 year old children studied.

Keywords: BMI, Eruption, Permanent Teeth, Children, Obesity,

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Please cite this article as: Kirilov B. Relations Between Eruption of Permanent Teeth and Body Mass Index in Bulgarian children. J of IMAB. 2023 Oct-Dec;29(4):5197-5200. [Crossref - 10.5272/jimab.2023294.5197]

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Boyan Kirilov, Department of Anthropology and Anatomy, Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Akad. G. Bonchev Str., building 25, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: drkirilov@yandex.com

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Received: 16 March 2023
Published online: 31 October 2023

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