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Epidemiology of oral health

Section edited by Morenike Folayan

This section aims to publish research on the social determinants of oral health, and the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of oral health, oral health related quality of life and disease

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the severity of permanent tooth impaction and a number of predefined factors, including tooth type, age, gender, tooth agenesis, microdontia of ...

    Authors: Mariam Al-Abdallah, Abeer AlHadidi, Mohammad Hammad and Najla Dar-Odeh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:184

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    The objective of this study was to analyze gender-stratified data of patients who underwent day surgery in a hospital based on the type of treatment, type of local anaesthesia, and local anaesthesia complicati...

    Authors: Abdulkadir Burak Çankaya, Çağrı Akçay, Neşe Kahraman and Banu Gürkan Köseoğlu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:179

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    Socioeconomic inequalities are associated with oral health status, either subjectively (self-rated oral health) or objectively (clinically-diagnosed dental diseases). The aim of this study is to compare the ma...

    Authors: Gloria C. Mejia, Hawazin W. Elani, Sam Harper, W. Murray Thomson, Xiangqun Ju, Ichiro Kawachi, Jay S. Kaufman and Lisa M. Jamieson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:176

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    Infant Oral Mutilation (IOM) includes germectomy and early extraction of primary and permanent incisors and canines, primarily in the lower jaw.

    Authors: Arthur Kemoli, Hans Gjørup, Marie-Louise Milvang Nørregaard, Mark Lindholm, Tonnie Mulli, Anders Johansson and Dorte Haubek

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:173

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    Periodontitis is a major oral health problem and it is considered as one of the reasons for tooth loss in developing and developed nations. The objective of the current review was to investigate the associatio...

    Authors: Hey Chiann Wong, Yuxuan Ooi, Shaju Jacob Pulikkotil and Cho Naing

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:171

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    To explore the hypothesis that maternal periodontitis is associated with increased risk for Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), we examined the risk of IUGR in relation to periodontal treatment before, dur...

    Authors: Cande V. Ananth, Howard F. Andrews, Panos N. Papapanou, Angela M. Ward, Emilie Bruzelius, Mary Lee Conicella and David A. Albert

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:161

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    Developmental defects of the enamel (DDE) increase the risk for diseases that impact negatively on the quality of life. The objective of this study was to compare the oral health quality of life of children wi...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Nneka Maureen Chukwumah, Bamidele Olubukola Popoola, Dada Oluwaseyi Temilola, Nneka Kate Onyejaka, Titus Ayo Oyedele and Folake Barakat Lawal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:160

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional study aimed to identify the factors associated to the cervical dentin hypersensitivity (DH) in Brazilian adult population.

    Authors: Polyana Matos Alcântara, Nayara Franciele Figueiredo Barroso, Adriana Maria Botelho, Dhelfeson Willya Douglas-de-Oliveira, Patrícia Furtado Gonçalves and Olga Dumont Flecha

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:155

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Since the 1980s, a wide variety of methods have been proposed to measure dental caries in the population, demonstrating a lack of consensus regarding the procedure that should be used for this purpose. The cur...

    Authors: Ana Luiza Sarno Castro, Maria Isabel Pereira Vianna and Carlos Maurício Cardeal Mendes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:153

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    Oral health care may improve the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of HIV/AIDS patients. We aimed to evaluate oral health and HRQoL of HIV/AIDS patients using antiretroviral therapy.

    Authors: Vinicius da Costa Vieira, Liliane Lins, Viviane Almeida Sarmento, Eduardo Martins Netto and Carlos Brites

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:151

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    Most studies in the United States (US) have used income and education as socioeconomic indicators but there is limited information on other indicators, such as wealth. We aimed to assess how two socioeconomic ...

    Authors: Alexander Kailembo, Carlos Quiñonez, Gabriela V. Lopez Mitnik, Jane A. Weintraub, Jennifer Stewart Williams, Raman Preet, Timothy Iafolla and Bruce A. Dye

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:147

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Numerous prospective studies have investigated the association between the number of remaining teeth and dementia or cognitive decline. However, no agreement has emerged on the association between tooth loss a...

    Authors: Sho Saito, Takashi Ohi, Takahisa Murakami, Takamasa Komiyama, Yoshitada Miyoshi, Kosei Endo, Michihiro Satoh, Kei Asayama, Ryusuke Inoue, Masahiro Kikuya, Hirohito Metoki, Yutaka Imai, Takayoshi Ohkubo and Yoshinori Hattori

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:142

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Canine Bud Extraction (CBE) is a process of removing or gouging children’s healthy canine tooth buds embedded underneath the gum using traditional unsterilized tools. The practice of CBE commonly known as fals...

    Authors: Fiona Atim, Teddy Nagaddya, Florence Nakaggwa, Mary Gorrethy N-Mboowa, Peter Kirabira and John Charles Okiria

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:133

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    Assessing caries risk is an essential element in the planning of preventive and therapeutic strategies. Different caries risk assessment (CRA) models have been proposed for the identification of individuals ru...

    Authors: Maria Grazia Cagetti, Giuliana Bontà, Fabio Cocco, Peter Lingstrom, Laura Strohmenger and Guglielmo Campus

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:123

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    Although dental caries is a globally widespread disease, there is no consensus regarding the method that should be used for their detection. In recent decades, a variety of new methods have been proposed for m...

    Authors: Ana Luiza Sarno Castro, Maria Isabel Pereira Vianna and Carlos Maurício Cardeal Mendes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:122

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    Dental caries is the most common dental health problem caused by the interaction of bacteria on tooth enamel. Risk factors for dental caries include salivary composition and inadequate fluoride. However, other...

    Authors: Yilkal Tafere, Selam Chanie, Tigabu Dessie and Haileyesus Gedamu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:119

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    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among obesity, family socioeconomic status, oral health behaviors, and dental caries and to identify possible differences in factors related with dent...

    Authors: Jin Ah Kim, Hayon Michelle Choi, Yunhee Seo and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:114

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Many gingival lesions are not induced by plaque. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of biopsied non-plaque-induced gingival lesions (NPIGL) in a Chilean population.

    Authors: Patricia Hernández-Ríos, Iris Espinoza, Macarena Salinas, Fernando Rodríguez-Castro, Mauricio Baeza and Marcela Hernández

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:112

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    Dental caries are a global public health problem and influence the overall health of children. The risk factors for caries include biological, socio-behavioral and environmental factors. This cross-sectional s...

    Authors: Amal Elamin, Malin Garemo and Andrew Gardner

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:104

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    Oral health behavior and attitudes of pregnant women in low-income countries are rarely examined, yet should be considered when designing preventative or therapeutic studies to reduce burden of oral diseases. ...

    Authors: A. J. Lubon, D. J. Erchick, S. K. Khatry, S. C. LeClerq, N. K. Agrawal, M. A. Reynolds, J. Katz and L. C. Mullany

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:97

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    Dental caries is a common chronic disease among children and adults alike, posing a substantial health burden. Caries is affected by multiple genetic and environmental factors, and prior studies have found tha...

    Authors: Manika Govil, Nandita Mukhopadhyay, Daniel E. Weeks, Eleanor Feingold, John R. Shaffer, Steven M. Levy, Alexandre R. Vieira, Rebecca L. Slayton, Daniel W. McNeil, Robert J. Weyant, Richard J. Crout and Mary L. Marazita

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:98

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Understanding factors that affect dental attendance behavior helps in constructing effective oral health campaigns. A socio-cognitive model that adequately explains variance in regular dental attendance has ye...

    Authors: Anne N. Åstrøm, Stein Atle Lie and Ferda Gülcan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:95

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    There is poor knowledge about the extent to which psychological distress influences oral health in older people in Norway. The aim of this study was two-fold: i) to describe the oral health of Norwegian elderl...

    Authors: Kari Elisabeth Dahl, Giovanna Calogiuri and Birgitta Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:93

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  24. Content type: Research article

    This study was purposed to evaluate palatal width, height, and height index at various stages of dentition in Iranian children and adolescent with normal occlusion.

    Authors: Gholamreza Eslami Amirabadi, Amin Golshah, Sepideh Derakhshan, Shahla Khandan, Mahshid Saeidipour and Nafiseh Nikkerdar

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:87

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have reported the harmful effects of lead poisoning. However, the relationship between lead exposure and oral health of children has not been well defined. The aim of this study was to investig...

    Authors: Borany Tort, Youn-Hee Choi, Eun-Kyong Kim, Yun-Sook Jung, Mina Ha, Keun-Bae Song and Young-Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:79

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Self-perception of oral health status is a multidimensional construct that includes psychological, psychosocial and functional aspects of oral health. Contemporary concepts suggest that the evaluation of healt...

    Authors: Ancuta Banu, Costela Șerban, Marius Pricop, Horatiu Urechescu and Brigitha Vlaicu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:74

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To investigate Locker’s multidimensional model of oral health in Japanese edentulous patients with an item weighting method using factor score weights, which is more accurate than the sum scoring method. A pre...

    Authors: Eijiro Yamaga, Yusuke Sato and Shunsuke Minakuchi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:71

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    Digit sucking can represent untreated anxiety or other emotional problems. The aim of this study was to determine if digit sucking is a predictor of general anxiety and dental anxiety; and if general and denta...

    Authors: Morenike O. Folayan, Kikelomo A. Kolawole, Nneka K. Onyejaka, Hakeem O. Agbaje, Nneka M. Chukwumah and Titus A. Oyedele

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:66

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    A recent study in Canada reported that vitamin D deficiency is associated with dental caries. Because Koreans have been reported to be deficient in vitamin D, we investigated the relationship between dental ca...

    Authors: In-Ja Kim, Heung-Soo Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ju, Ja-Young Na and Hyo-Won Oh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:43

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    Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is characterized by a number of deviations in the orofacial region. The aims of the present study were to investigate the occurrence of temporomandibular disorders, to evaluate the...

    Authors: K. H. Bendixen, H. Gjørup, L. Baad-Hansen, J. Dahl Hald, T. Harsløf, M. H. Schmidt, B. L. Langdahl and D. Haubek

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:35

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    This systematic review was designed to uncover the most reliable evidence about the effects of caries preventive strategies in children and adolescents of immigrant or low socioeconomic backgrounds.

    Authors: Marit S. Skeie and Kristin S. Klock

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:20

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    Oral cancer (OC) is among the ten most common cancers and the seventh most frequent cause of death worldwide. It has been reported that these incidence rates are higher in developed country and these mortality...

    Authors: Gisele Pedroso Moi, Ageo Mário Cândido Silva, Noemi Dreyer Galvão, Marcelo de Castro Meneghim and Antonio Carlos Pereira

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:14

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    Gingivitis is a common oral health problem. Untreated gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, a common cause of tooth loss. The prevalence of gingivitis and calculus among Puerto Rican children is unknown. U...

    Authors: Augusto R. Elias-Boneta, Karol Ramirez, Sona Rivas-Tumanyan, Margarita Murillo and Milagros J. Toro

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:13

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    The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of general tooth wear (GTW), i.e. tooth wear irrespective of etiology and erosive tooth wear (ETW), i.e. tooth wear predominantly due to...

    Authors: Noorhazayti Ab Halim, Rashidah Esa and Hooi Pin Chew

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:11

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    Dental caries among Iranian elementary school children aged 6–12 years continue to rise. To estimate treatment needs and guide health initiatives, current epidemiologic data are required. Such data are current...

    Authors: Saeed Bashirian, Samaneh Shirahmadi, Shabnam Seyedzadeh-Sabounchi, Ali Reza Soltanian, Akram Karimi-shahanjarini and Farshid Vahdatinia

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:7

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    Dental diseases are among the most frequently reported health problems in drug abusers. However, few studies have been conducted on oral health of methamphetamine (meth) abusers in China. The aim of the presen...

    Authors: Tao Ye, Dongliang Sun, Guangying Dong, Guangjie Xu, Ligang Wang, Jinjin Du, Pengcheng Ren and Shibin Yu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:8

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    Although oral health has improved remarkably in recent decades, not all populations have benefited equally. Ethnic identity, and in particular visible minority status, has been identified as an important risk ...

    Authors: Congshi Shi, Peter Faris, Deborah A. McNeil, Steven Patterson, Melissa L. Potestio, Salima Thawer and Lindsay McLaren

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:1

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    Sports-related dental injuries, such as tooth fracture, loosening, and avulsion, are a major concern among young athletes because they directly impair oral function. Although the preventive efficacy of mouthgu...

    Authors: Shinobu Tsuchiya, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Haruki Momma, Takuya Sekiguchi, Kaoru Kuroki, Kenji Kanazawa, Takeyoshi Koseki, Kaoru Igarashi, Ryoichi Nagatomi and Yoshihiro Hagiwara

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:168

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    Dental caries is one of the most prevalent diseases of childhood in developing countries. However, there is a paucity of epidemiological data on the prevalence and associated factors of dental caries in Eritre...

    Authors: Amanuel Kidane Andegiorgish, Bizen Weldmicheal Weldemariam, Meron Mehari Kifle, Filmon Gebreysus Mebrahtu, Henos Keflom Zewde, Micheal Gebregziabhir Tewelde, Mohammed Anwar Hussen and Winta Kesete Tsegay

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:169

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