SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.9 número1What speech-language pathologists and students of speech-pathology understand as fluency and disfluencyNasal breathing after removing sucking habit and myofunctional therapy índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados


Revista CEFAC

versión On-line ISSN 1982-0216


CUNHA, Daniele Andrade da et al. Mouth breathing in children and its repercussions in the nutritional state. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.1, pp.47-54. ISSN 1982-0216.

PURPOSE: identify nutritional state, masticatory function, respiratory mode, sense of smell and sense of taste among mouth breathing children. METHODS: nasal aeration, mastication, nutritional state of 77 mouth breathing children and 154 nasal breathers children between six and ten years were evaluated. RESULTS: mouth breathers exhibited alterations in the masticatory pattern when compared to the nasal-breathers, but did not have statistical significance in nutritional state. CONCLUSION: the oral-breathing children had more alteration in sleep, reduction in the ingestion of carbohydrate and increase in ingestion of lipids, however, no consistent data were found pointing out the association between mouth breathing and nutritional condition.

Palabras clave : Mouth Breathing; Nutritional Status; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

        · resumen en Portugués     · texto en Portugués     · Portugués ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons