Are anxiety and the presence of siblings risk factors for dental neglect and oral health status in children?

Aydinoglu S., Arslan İ.

ARCHIVES DE PEDIATRIE, vol.28, no.2, pp.123-128, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcped.2020.12.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-128
  • Keywords: Neglect, Anxiety, Caries, Siblings, Oral health
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Neglect has a negative effect on all aspects of a child's overall health. Dental neglect is the intentional failure of parents or caregivers to take precautions and ensure the necessary dental treatment, and is closely related to dental caries and anxiety. We aimed to determine whether the presence of siblings causes dental neglect, and whether there is a relationship between dental neglect and anxiety.