Celia Elena Mendiburu-Zavala; Cristian Misael Montero-Garrido; Pedro Ernesto Lugo-Ancona & Ricardo Peñaloza-Cuevas


The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic changed the usual rhythm of life and therefore had an influence for the development of parafunctional situations, such as possible bruxism, generating an imprint on quality of life. To determine possible bruxism in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients who did and did not have SARS-CoV-2 in Yucatan, Mexico, during June-December 2021. Materials and methods: correlational, descriptive, cross-sectional study, 119 subjects from the state of Yucatan who did and did not present SARS-CoV-2 participated through the virtual application in the Google Forms platform of two digitized questionnaires: the first for the measurement of possible bruxism elaborated and adapted by Dr. Celia Elena del Perpetuo Socorro Mendiburu-Zavala based on the authors Ordóñez Plaza et al. (2016), González-Emsoto et al. (2015), and De La Hoz-Aizpurua & Winocur (2014). For the study of the OHRQoL the OHIP-14 designed by Castrejón-Pérez et al. was used. They were used statistical tests such as Ji Cuadra, Kruskal-Wallis and the Mann-Whitney U test to identify factors of association. Results: regarding the prevalence of possible bruxism in subjects with SARS-CoV-2 (n=43) according to age, mature adults (36 to 59 years) and older adults (60 years and older) presented higher percentages than young adults (18 to 35 years). To determine the effect of possible bruxism on OHRQoL in people who did and did not have SARS-CoV-2, the Kruskal-Wallis statistical test was used; no statistically significant differences were found between any of the groups (c∑ = 2.87; p = .411). the effect of possible bruxism on OHRQoL in subjects who did and did not have SARS-CoV-2 did not have a statistically significant effect. However, possible bruxism did alter OHRQoL and there was a strong influence of factors such as age and cultural context.

KEY WORDS: Possible bruxism, SARS CoV-2, OHRQoL.

How to cite this article

MENDIBURU-ZAVALA, C. E.; MONTERO-GARRIDO, C. M.; LUGO-ANCONA, P. E. & PEÑALOZA-CUEVAS, R. Possible bruxism in quality of life related to oral health in patients who had and not SARS CoV-2. Int. J. Odontostomat., 17(4):428-437, 2023.