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Wind Instruments and their Influence on Oral Cavity: Systematic Review

Katarzyna Bluj-Komarnitka, Iulian Komarnitki, Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk

Citation Information : Bluj-Komarnitka K, Komarnitki I, Olczak-Kowalczyk D. Wind Instruments and their Influence on Oral Cavity: Systematic Review. World J Dent 2014; 5 (3):180-183.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1284

Published Online: 01-09-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this paper was to assess the influence of playing wind instruments on the oral cavity including the positive effect on the reduction of existing dental disorders. Special attention was paid to changes in teeth alignment measured by overbite and overjet.

Materials and methods

A systematic review was conducted after browsing Medline and Embase data bases.

Results

Seventeen studies proved eligible under the selection criteria. Selected papers included two randomized trials: review articles and case reports.

Summary

Wind instruments may favor the development of malocclusions, changes on oral mucosa and hamper the usage of prostheses. Playing wind instruments may help during orthodontic treatment but there are still no scientific evidence supporting their possible positive effects.

How to cite this article

Bluj-Komarnitka K, Komarnitki I, Olczak-Kowalczyk D. Wind Instruments and their Influence on Oral Cavity: Systematic Review. World J Dent 2014;5(3):180-183.


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