Malocclusion: Is it associated with duration of breastfeeding?


31 observational studies were included in this review of breastfeeding and malocclusion . This findings suggests that it may be protective against posterior crossbite and class II malocclusion. However as teh studies are largely retrospective the findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Temporomandibular disorders: no role for dental occlusion in the pathophysiology


This review of the association between temporomandibular disorders and dental occlusion included 25 observational studies. No consistent association was found.

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Lateral occlusion schemes: review suggests no difference


26 studies were included in this review of lateral occlusion schemes. The findings suggest that while there are immediate differences between the different lateral occlusion schemes, patients have the capability to successfully adapt to canine-guided or group function occlusion.

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Some weak evidence is available to guide choice of occlusal schemes for complete dentures.


It is widely accepted that the occlusal schemes of complete dentures have a direct influence on their success. A Cochrane review by Sutton et al in 2004 only identified one trial that fully met their inclusion criteria; so recommended further well conducted randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The aim of this review was to assess the [read the full story…]

Do complete dentures have to have a balanced occlusion?


When constructing conventional complete dentures incorporating a bilateral balanced occlusion (BBO) is considered by many to be important for a successful outcome.  The aim of this review was to compare whether BBO or canine-guided (CG) dentures were important for successful denture treatment. The Medline, ISI Web of Science, LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Literature on [read the full story…]