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Title: Lockdown impact on lifestyle and its association with oral parafunctional habits in a Spanish adolescent population
Authors: Carrillo-Díaz, M.
Ortega-Martínez, A.R.
Romero-Maroto, M.
González-Olmo, M.J.
Abstract: Aim: To analyse the possible association between decreased physical and social activity and an increase in the use of mobile devices, internet, and social networks with increased anxiety and the appearance of oral parafunctions and bruxism for adolescents before and during COVID-19. Design: A total of 213 adolescents attended private clinics at two different times: before lockdown (T0) and after completion of total lockdown (T1). In T0 and T1, a clinical examination was carried out to assess dental wear (IA) and only in T1 were they given the self-report questionnaire which focuses on the periods before and during lockdown (self-reported bruxism, state anxiety, mobile phone and internet, social network use, physical and social activity, and questions on parafunctions). Results: There were a decrease in physical activity at T0-T1 and an increase in social media use, internet, state anxiety, and clinical and self-reported bruxism at T0-T1. There was a positive correlation between increased self-reported bruxism, increased social media use, mobile device use, and state anxiety. Conclusions: There has been a change in adolescent lifestyle during lockdown with an increase in the prevalence of oral parafunctions and bruxism. In particular, the increase in the use of social networks at night and also in anxiety levels during lockdown were associated with of the increase in self-reported bruxism.
Keywords: anxiety
internet use
social networking
Issue Date: 19-May-2022
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Carrillo-Díaz, M., Ortega-Martínez, A.R., Romero-Maroto, M. & González-Olmo, M.J. (2022). Lockdown impact on lifestyle and its association with oral parafunctional habits and bruxism in a Spanish adolescent population. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 32 (2), 185-193.
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