DMF index


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DMF index

The index of dental health and caries experience based on the number of decayed, missing, and filled (DMF) teeth or tooth surfaces.
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When the symptoms of TMD (DMF index) was compared to each type of parafunctional habit, we found a statistically significant association with the following habits: chewing gum (p = 0.027); clenching teeth (p = 0.020); resting your chin on your hand (p = 0.002); biting the tongue (p = 0.014); biting lips (p = 0.008); unilateral chewing (p = 0.008); lateral sleeping (p = 0.003); and chewing ice and/or lollipops (p = 0.039) (Table 4).
Table 5 shows that volunteers with TMD symptoms (DMF index) had a statistically higher OHIP-14 score than volunteers without symptoms (p < 0.001), suggesting a negative impact on OHRQL.
The prevalence of symptoms and clinical signs of TMD were determined in this study by the "DMF index" (34) and simplified clinical examination (2,4,16,23).