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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. The mechanism of gingival growth that may occur during fixed orthodontic treatment is not yet fully understood and the amount of dental plaque is often incriminated. The objective of this study was to evaluate...

    Authors: Séverine Vincent-Bugnas, Leslie Borsa, Apolline Gruss and Laurence Lupi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:84

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  2. Periodontal probing is one of the basic clinical oral examination procedures. It is carried out to assess the severity of gingival and periodontal disease. The experience of pain during probing may discourage ...

    Authors: Abanish Singh, Ashish Shrestha and Tarakant Bhagat

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:82

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  3. Childhood dental caries can affect the children’s and their parents’ oral health-related quality of life. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of oral and dental health conditions on the ora...

    Authors: Mina Pakkhesal, Elham Riyahi, AliAkbar Naghavi Alhosseini, Parisa Amdjadi and Nasser Behnampour

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:68

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  4. Tobacco products are considered significant, but preventable factors related to initiation and progression of periodontal diseases. We assessed the prevalence of periodontitis and evaluated its association wit...

    Authors: K. Goel, S. Sharma, D. D. Baral and S. K. Agrawal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:66

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  5. The sudden outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic influenced people’s daily life. During lockdown of Wuhan city, the oral health and its associated issues of preschool children were investigated a...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Shuang Zhang, Chenzheng Zhang, Baojun Tai, Han Jiang and Minquan Du

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:54

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  6. Non-communicable general and oral health conditions share common risk factors. Studies investigating common social determinants as risk factors for overweight/obesity and dental caries among the same adolescen...

    Authors: Lina Stangvaltaite-Mouhat, Anne-Sofie Furberg, Sergei N. Drachev and Tordis A. Trovik

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:53

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  7. The aim of this survey was to evaluate the severity of dental caries among children living in Zanskar Valley (Ladakh, India) and its association with anthropometric and background variables.

    Authors: Maria Grazia Cagetti, Fabio Cocco, Ezio Calzavara, Davide Augello, Phunchok Zangpoo and Guglielmo Campus

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:51

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  8. Associations between kidney disease and periodontal disease are not well documented among Aboriginal people of Australia. The purpose of this investigation was to report and compare demographic, oral health, a...

    Authors: Kostas Kapellas, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, Alan Cass, Louise J. Maple-Brown, Michael R. Skilton, David Harris, Lisa M. Askie, Wendy Hoy, Basant Pawar, Kirsty McKenzie, Cherian T. Sajiv, Peter Arrow, Alex Brown and Lisa M. Jamieson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:50

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  9. Interpersonal racism has had a profound impact on Indigenous populations globally, manifesting as negative experiences and discrimination at an individual, institutional and systemic level. Interpersonal racis...

    Authors: Anna Ali, Alice R. Rumbold, Kostas Kapellas, Zohra S. Lassi, Joanne Hedges and Lisa Jamieson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:46

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  10. Oral cancer is among the most common malignant tumors worldwide, and it has become an increasingly important public health problem in China. This study systematically assesses the current state of oral cancer ...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Maigeng Zhou, Xinying Zeng and Chunxiao Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:44

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  11. Psychological distress may affect health behaviour. We examined how psychological distress, social phobia (SP) and anxiety associated with tooth brushing among Finnish adolescents with respect to gender, schoo...

    Authors: Vesa Pohjola, Meri Nurkkala and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:6

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  12. As the general population of Japan ages, the population of hospitalized psychiatric patients is also ageing. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations of oral health-related quality of life...

    Authors: Satoru Haresaku, Fuyuko Nakashima, Yayoi Hara, Madoka Kuroki, Hisae Aoki, Keiko Kubota and Toru Naito

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:361

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  13. The physical oral health and dental behaviour of patients after solid organ transplantation (SOT) has repeatedly been reported as insufficient. The objective of this systematic review was to detect whether the...

    Authors: Gerhard Schmalz, Jens Garbade, Otto Kollmar and Dirk Ziebolz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:356

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  14. Several studies have surveyed the relationship between the presence of ≥ 20 natural teeth and mortality. However, very few have evaluated this association over a long-term follow-up of more than ten years with...

    Authors: Shigeo Ishikawa, Tsuneo Konta, Shinji Susa, Kenichi Ishizawa, Hitoshi Togashi, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Hidetoshi Yamashita, Takamasa Kayama and Mitsuyoshi Iino

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:353

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  15. Despite sharing a common risk factor in dietary sugars, the association between obesity and dental caries remains unclear. We investigated the association between obesity and dental caries in young children in...

    Authors: Vahid Ravaghi, Amir Rezaee, Miranda Pallan and Alexander John Morris

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:338

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  16. Many studies have reported risk factors for tooth loss. Oral health instruction is considered effective at improving oral health behavior and oral health. However, few studies have examined the relationship of...

    Authors: Mizuki Saito, Yoshihiro Shimazaki, Kakuhiro Fukai, Michiko Furuta, Jun Aida, Yuichi Ando, Hideo Miyazaki and Masaki Kambara

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:328

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  17. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) epidemic is a public health emergency of international concern. Dentists are exposed to the enormous risk of COVID-19 infection during this epidemic. This study aims to assess th...

    Authors: Zeina Nasser, Youssef Fares, Rama Daoud and Linda Abou-Abbas

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:281

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  18. There is an increasing public interest in the use of TM internationally, yet there is a paucity of research on the use of TM by the public in the dental setting. This study aimed to explore the views, use of a...

    Authors: Jun Guo, Kah Seng Low, Li Mei, Jia Hui Li, Wenwen Qu and Guangzhao Guan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:280

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  19. Dental caries of deciduous teeth (Early Childhood Caries, ECC) has become a crucial oral health problem over the decades in China. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and severity of ECC among ...

    Authors: Jianbo Li, Weihua Fan, Yueshan Zhou, Linmei Wu, Wei Liu and Shaohong Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:265

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  20. Tibet, a region where average elevation is above 3500 m and socio-economic development is relatively lower, was not included in National Oral Health Survey over decades. The cross-sectional study aimed to inve...

    Authors: Lingxia Guan, Jing Guo, Jinghao Ban, Gang Li, Juan Tong, Aiyun Chuan, Tian Tian, Bing Han, Kun Xuan and Shengchao Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:248

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  21. Socioeconomic inequalities in tooth loss might be minimized or potentialized by the characteristics of the context where people live. We examined whether there is contextual variation in socioeconomic inequali...

    Authors: Raquel Conceição Ferreira, Maria Inês Barreiros Senna, Lorrany Gabriela Rodrigues, Fernanda Lamounier Campos, Andrea Eleuterio Barros Lima Martins and Ichiro Kawachi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:246

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  22. Orthodontic braces have become symbols of wealth and fashion accessories in some parts of the world. However, there is a scarcity of information about the effects of fashion braces on various aspects of qualit...

    Authors: Zaki Hakami, Hye Soo Chung, Seham Moafa, Hadia Nasser, Hajar Sowadi, Safeena Saheb, Ahmed M. Bokhari and Nina K. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:236

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  23. As far as we know, little data, whether obtained from self-administered questionnaires or upon dental clinical examination, has been published on the prevalence of sensitive teeth (ST) in the French adult popu...

    Authors: Alessandra Blaizot, Damien Offner, Gilda Trohel, Valérie Bertaud, Christophe Bou, Céline Catteau, Camille Inquimbert, Laurence Lupi-Pegurier, Anne-Marie Musset, Paul Tramini and Jean-Noel Vergnes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:234

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  24. To determine if periodontal risk assessment (PRA), the number of missing teeth, diabetes mellitus (DM), perceived stress and interproximal cleaning are associated with oral health-related quality of life (OHRQ...

    Authors: Vanessa Machado, João Botelho, Luís Proença, Ricardo Alves, Maria João Oliveira, Luís Amaro, Artur Águas and José João Mendes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:229

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  25. The planning of orthodontic treatment within a public health system requires information on the orthodontic treatment needs of the population. It is important to have epidemiological data to estimate the total...

    Authors: Mulualem Tolessa, Amit T. Singel and Hailu Merga

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:210

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  26. In South Korea, dental sealant was included in the National Health Insurance Services (NHIS) coverage for the first molar for ages 6–14 in December 2009. The second molar was included in 2012, and the age of i...

    Authors: Jin-Sun Choi and Deuk-Sang Ma

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:214

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  27. Children aged 6–7 years are in the early mixed dentition, which is a period of high prevalence of dental caries and other dental diseases and a critical period for the formation of oral health behaviors. There...

    Authors: Liangwen Chen, Jialan Hong, Dian Xiong, Luyi Zhang, Yuhong Li, Shengfu Huang and Fang Hua

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:203

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  28. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and bullying have negative effects on oral health. Promotive assets (resilience, self-esteem) and resources (perceived social support) can ameliorate their negative impact. ...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Olakunle Oginni, Olaniyi Arowolo and Maha El Tantawi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:202

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  29. To investigate if self-perceived xerostomia and stress are significant variables on the Oral-Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) of elderly patients, considering the periodontal status, oral hygiene habits...

    Authors: João Botelho, Vanessa Machado, Luís Proença, Maria João Oliveira, Maria Alzira Cavacas, Luís Amaro, Artur Águas and José João Mendes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:199

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  30. An increase in the number of elderly edentulous patients likely leads to a greater demand for dentures and denture adhesives. As denture adhesives have both positive and negative features, dentists need to kno...

    Authors: Tun Min Bo, Yohei Hama, Norihisa Akiba and Shunsuke Minakuchi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:194

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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