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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. It is unclear how many community-dwelling elderly (≥75 years) experience oral health problems (e.g. pain, dry mouth, chewing problems) and how they manage their dental care needs. This study aimed to assess se...

    Authors: M. H. Bakker, A. Vissink, S. L. W. Spoorenberg, K. Wynia and A. Visser

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:185

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  2. As patient-reported outcome, the Child Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (C-OIDP) has been commonly used for assessing children’s oral health needs in order to facilitate oral health service planning. It was ...

    Authors: Kadriye Peker, Ece Eden, Aslı Topaloğlu Ak, Ömer Uysal and Gülçin Bermek

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:173

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  3. This study assessed the direct, indirect and total effect of distal – political - risk indicators (affecting populations), and proximal risk indicators (affecting women) on the global prevalence of early child...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Ana Vukovic, Robert J. Schroth, Micheal Alade, Simin Z. Mohebbi, Ola B. Al-Batayneh, Arheiam Arheiam, Rosa Amalia, Balgis Gaffar, Nneka Kate Onyejaka, Hamideh Daryanavard, Arthur Kemoli, Aída Carolina Medina Díaz and Navneet Grewal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:166

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  4. Dental caries in primary teeth is a serious oral health concern among children. It can lead to detrimental impacts on a child’s growth, development, and quality of life. Therefore, this cross-sectional study a...

    Authors: Zhi Ling Lee, Wan Ying Gan, Poh Ying Lim, Ruhaya Hasan and Sing Ying Lim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:164

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  5. Ramadan is a month within the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims are required to fast (abstain from food and drink) during the daytime (from sunrise to sunset) for the entire month. Due to the established con...

    Authors: Michael V. Joachim, Yasmine Ghantous, Suleiman Zaaroura, Kutaiba Alkeesh, Tameem Zoabi and Imad Abu el-Na’aj

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:156

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  6. Gingivitis is a common oral health problem, and untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. The objectives of this study were to (1) explore associated factors of gingival bleeding and calculus among 1...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Rui Zhang, Ran Cheng, Ting Xu, Tao Zhang, Xiao Hong, Xing Zhao, Yunyun Wu, Li Cheng and Tao Hu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:147

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  7. The high prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) is widespread around the world, and oral health education (OHE) plays a vital role in preventing ECC. Numerous studies on ECC risk factor assessment have ass...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Xinyue Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Yanan Li, Chunchun Shao, Shijiang Xiong, Jing Lan and Zhifeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:139

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  8. The financial burden of oral diseases is a growing concern as the medical expenses rise worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the dental expenditure, analyze its progressivity and horizontal ineq...

    Authors: Meng Lin Cheng, Chun Xiao Wang, Xing Wang, Xi Ping Feng, Bao Jun Tai, Yu De Hu, Huan Cai Lin, Bo Wang, Shu Guo Zheng, Xue Nan Liu, Wen Sheng Rong, Wei Jian Wang, Yan Si and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:137

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  9. Little information is available on the relationship between mothers’ psychosocial profile and caries status, and less information is available on the oral health status and psychosocial status of mothers of yo...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Ayodeji Oginni, Abiola Adeniyi, Michael Alade and Tracy L. Finlayson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:131

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  10. The association between dental status and mortality in community-dwelling older adults has been documented by several studies. The aim of this study was to analyze the contribution of self-assessed chewing abi...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Nomura, Erika Kakuta, Ayako Okada, Ryoko Otsuka, Mieko Shimada, Yasuko Tomizawa, Chieko Taguchi, Kazumune Arikawa, Hideki Daikoku, Tamotsu Sato and Nobuhiro Hanada

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:122

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  11. The endocannabinoid system is involved in the regulation of periodontal tissue homeostasis. Synthetic cannabinoid methanandamide (Meth-AEA) has improved stability and affinity to cannabinoid receptors compared...

    Authors: Fengqiu Zhang, Burcu Özdemir, Phuong Quynh Nguyen, Oleh Andrukhov and Xiaohui Rausch-Fan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:107

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  12. The aim of the study was to describe prevalence, severity and distribution of periodontal disease as well as associated risk factors in an indigenous Sámi population in Northern Norway, and to investigate diff...

    Authors: Ann-Kristine Sara Bongo, Magritt Brustad, Nils Oscarson and Birgitta Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:104

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  13. The associations between the number of natural teeth/denture use and all-cause mortality remain unclear due to lake of investigation for the potential interaction between tooth loss and denture use and for the...

    Authors: Jin-Qiu Yuan, Yue-Bin Lv, Virginia Byers Kraus, Xiang Gao, Zhao-Xue Yin, Hua-Shuai Chen, Jie-Si Luo, Yi Zeng, Chen Mao and Xiao-Ming Shi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:100

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  14. This study aimed to assess caries prevalence and experience among 11 to 14 years, school children, analyze demographic, socioeconomic, personal and professional dental care in relation to untreated carious les...

    Authors: Samar Ahmed Eid, Nagwa Mohmmad Ali Khattab and Ahmad Abdel Hamid Elheeny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:83

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  15. Poor oral hygiene can lead to serious diseases, such as periodontitis, tooth decay, pain and discomfort in teeth or gums, infections, and loss of teeth. In Iran, adults aged 50 y and older are a high-risk grou...

    Authors: Leila Jahangiry, Raziollah Bagheri, Fatemeh Darabi, Parvin Sarbakhsh, Mohammad Mehdi Naghibi Sistani and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:82

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  16. Sugar-sweetened drinks (SSDs) are known to be cariogenic, but this association has not been well investigated in population-based repeated cross-sectional studies in recent years. Therefore, this study examine...

    Authors: Vinay Pitchika, Marie Standl, Carla Harris, Elisabeth Thiering, Reinhard Hickel, Joachim Heinrich and Jan Kühnisch

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:81

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  17. High incidence of treatable oral conditions has been reported among palliative patients. However, a large proportion of palliative patients lose their ability to communicate their sufferings. Therefore, it may...

    Authors: Munikumar Ramasamy Venkatasalu, Zaidah Rizidah Murang, Divya Thirumalai Rajam Ramasamy and Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:79

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  18. With regard to the increasing consumption rates of unhealthy beverages among adolescents, the main purpose of the present study was to determine the association between beverage intake pattern and dental carie...

    Authors: Naimeh Hasheminejad, Tayebeh Malek Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza Mahmoodi, Moein Barkam and Arash Shahravan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:74

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  19. Tooth loss represents a known marker of health inequality. The association between tooth loss and unfavorable socioeconomic conditions is evident when analyzed at an individual level. However, the effects of c...

    Authors: Luana Leal Roberto, Marise Fagundes Silveira, Alfredo Mauricio Batista de Paula, Efigênia Ferreira e Ferreira, Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima Martins and Desirée Sant’ana Haikal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:73

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  20. Nurses’ oral assessment and dental referral performance for inpatients are important to provide appropriate oral care services in hospitals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitude...

    Authors: Satoru Haresaku, Souhei Uchida, Hisae Aoki, Kazuyuki Akinaga, Rie Yoshida, Keiko Kubota and Toru Naito

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:68

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  21. Periodontitis was reported to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the association between them has not been firmly established in the existing literature. Therefore, this meta-analysi...

    Authors: Yang-yang She, Xiang-bo Kong, Ya-ping Ge, Zhi-yong Liu, Jie-yu Chen, Jing-wei Jiang, Hong-bo Jiang and Si-lian Fang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:67

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  22. Oral health is associated with diabetes, but the chances of experiencing acute or chronic diabetes complications as per this association is unknown in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. This study asses...

    Authors: Kamini Kaura Parbhakar, Laura C. Rosella, Sonica Singhal and Carlos R. Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:66

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  23. High concentrations of Co, Ni, and Cr in the blood serum of dental technicians are strongly associated with free radical formation. It has highly reactive properties that can cause further oxidation of molecul...

    Authors: Titiek Berniyanti, Retno Palupi, Indah L. Kriswandini, Taufan Bramantoro and Indira L. Putri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:65

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  24. Socioeconomic-related inequality in oral hygiene behaviors in Iran is poorly understood. This study aims to measure and decompose socioeconomic-related inequalities in oral hygiene behaviors among middle-aged ...

    Authors: Moslem Soofi, Yahya Pasdar, Behzad Karami Matin, Behrooz Hamzeh, Satar Rezaei, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Mehdi Moradi Nazar, Shahin Soltani, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Yahya Salimi, Alireza Zangeneh, Hossein Poustchi, Maryam Sharafkhah, Ali Akbar Haghdoust, Mahboobeh Shirzad Ahoodashti, Vahid Mohammadkarimi…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:63

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  25. The Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) was developed and validated in 1990 and translated into Spanish in 1999. Since then, the original version has been used in numerous studies, but it has not be...

    Authors: Javiera Aguirre-Bustamante, Francisco Javier Barón-López, Francisco Jesús Carmona-González, Napoleón Pérez-Farinós and Julia Wärnberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:61

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  26. To date, a few studies have documented the detailed periodontal conditions of a Japanese population. It is important to know if the awareness of Japanese nationals and dentists regarding oral hygiene and preve...

    Authors: Satoshi Sekino, Ryoichi Takahashi, Yukihiro Numabe and Hiroshi Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:60

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  27. Chronic periodontitis (CP) is an immune-inflammatory disease that promotes tissue damage around the teeth. Among the several inflammatory mediators that orchestrate the periodontitis, there is the interleukin ...

    Authors: Felipe Rodolfo Pereira da Silva, Juliana Gomes Galeno, Alessandro Luiz Araújo Bentes Leal, Reyce Santos Koga, Nayana Yared Batista, Silvânia da Conceição Furtado, Daniel Fernando Pereira Vasconcelos, Marcelo Diniz Carvalho and José Fernando Marques Barcellos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:58

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  28. Children’s oral health status (OHS) can be influenced by their oral health practices and many parental factors. This study aimed to investigate pathways from parental factors to oral health practices and statu...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Kar Yan Li, Edward Chin Man Lo and May Chun Mei Wong

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:56

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  29. In view of the association between early childhood caries (ECC])and maternal social risk factors, this study tried to determine if there were associations between indicators of processes, outputs and outcomes ...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Ana Vukovic, Robert Schroth, Balgis Gaffar, Ola B. Al-Batayneh, Rosa Amalia, Arheiam Arheiam, Mary Obiyan and Hamideh Daryanavard

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:54

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  30. Adverse childhood experiences, including physical, sexual or emotional abuse, can have detrimental impacts on child and adult health. However, little research has explored the impact that such early life exper...

    Authors: Kat Ford, Paul Brocklehurst, Karen Hughes, Catherine A. Sharp and Mark A. Bellis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:51

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  31. Preschool years are a critical period in the development of a healthy child. The consequences of poor oral health in preschool children reach beyond dental problems, with oral health-related quality of life (O...

    Authors: Ray M. Masumo, Tumaini S. Ndekero and Lorna C. Carneiro

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:46

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  32. Oral hygiene practices can be linked to personal hygiene practices, including access to water and other sanitation facilities. The objective of the study was to determine if there is an association between ora...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Mary O. Obiyan and Atinuke O. Olaleye

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:32

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  33. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is involved in multiple immune-mediated disorders including oral lichen planus (OLP). This study investigated the association between VDR gene polymorphisms and the risk of OLP.

    Authors: Hong Shen, Qinglan Liu, Peng Huang, Haozhi Fan, Feng Zang, Mei Liu, Lingyun Zhuo, Jingjing Wu, Guoying Wu, Rongbin Yu and Jianrong Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:26

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  34. The current study was performed; to validate the Arabic version of WHO child oral health assessment tool (A-OHAT), to assess the oral health status of Arab school children and finally to identify the important...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Bokhari and Mir Faeq Ali Quadri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:21

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  35. Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) measures play an important role in understanding subjective patient experiences in oral health care. The Oral Impact on Daily Performance (OIDP) scale is a validate...

    Authors: Uttara Amilani, Prasanna Jayasekara, Irosha R. Perera, Hannah E. Carter, Sameera Senanayake and Sanjeewa Kularatna

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:16

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  36. Oral health literacy is an important construct for both clinical and public health outcomes research. The need to quantify and test OHL has led to the development of measurement instruments and has generated a...

    Authors: Konstantina Taoufik, Kimon Divaris, Katerina Kavvadia, Haroula Koletsi-Kounari and Argy Polychronopoulou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:14

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  37. This study sought to evaluate dental utilization among 3-,4-, and 5-year-old children in China and to use Andersen’s behavioural model to explore influencing factors, thereby providing a reference for future p...

    Authors: Xiaoli Gao, Min Ding, Mengru Xu, Huijing Wu, Chunzi Zhang, Xing Wang, Xiping Feng, Baojun Tai, Deyu Hu, Huancai Lin, Bo Wang, Shuguo Zheng, Xuenan Liu, Wensheng Rong, Weijian Wang, Chunxiao Wang…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:9

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  38. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between early childhood caries (ECC) in 3–5-year-old children, seven indicators of poverty and the indicator of monetary poverty in low- and middle-income c...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Nourhan M. Aly, Ola B. Al-Batayneh, Robert J. Schroth, Jorge L. Castillo, Jorma I. Virtanen, Balgis O. Gaffar, Rosa Amalia, Arthur Kemoli, Ana Vulkovic and Carlos A. Feldens

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:8

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  39. Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is a rare and inherited disease caused by mutations in the GNAS-gene or upstream of the GNAS complex locus. It is characterized by end-organ resistance to PTH, resulting in hypocalc...

    Authors: Jane Hejlesen, Line Underbjerg, Hans Gjørup, Tanja Sikjaer, Lars Rejnmark and Dorte Haubek

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 20:2

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  40. To determine the association between developmental dental anomalies (DDA), early childhood caries (ECC) and oral hygiene status of 3–5-year-old children resident in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Michael Alade, Abiola Adeniyi, Maha El Tantawi and Tracy L. Finlayson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 20:1

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  41. To evaluate the relationship between gender, ethnicity/citizenship, clinical phenotype, total prevalence, and the various congenital malformations associated with oral clefts (OC) in Italy across the period 20...

    Authors: A. Impellizzeri, I. Giannantoni, A. Polimeni, E. Barbato and G. Galluccio

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:290

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  42. Orthognathic surgery includes improvement of morphology and function of occlusion as well as psychological perception and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of patients. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Farzad Rezaei, Hiwa Masalehi, Amin Golshah and Mohammad Moslem Imani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:289

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  43. Observational studies examining the association between oral health and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) among children and adolescents have reported inconsistent findings. The aims of this systematic revie...

    Authors: Marit S. Skeie, Elisabeth G. Gil, Lena Cetrelli, Annika Rosén, Johannes Fischer, Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm, Keijo Luukko, Xieqi Shi, Astrid J. Feuerherm, Abhijit Sen, Paula Frid, Marite Rygg and Athanasia Bletsa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:285

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  44. The co-occurrence of caries and periodontitis and a possible association is still a matter of debate. Thus, the aim of the study was to determine the co-occurrence of caries and periodontitis in Chilean adults.

    Authors: Franz-Josef Strauss, Iris Espinoza, Alexandra Stähli, Mauricio Baeza, Ricardo Cortés, Alicia Morales and Jorge Gamonal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:278

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