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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. Dental caries is one of the most preventable oral diseases among children in developing countries. This study aims to estimate the prevalence and severity of dental caries in the first permanent molar and anal...

    Authors: Lin Que, Mao Jia, Zhen You, Li-cheng Jiang, Chun-guang Yang, Alexandre Afonso d’Oliveira Quaresma and Edgar Manuel Azevedo Agostinho das Neves

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:483

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Dental caries have a serious impact on general health and well-being; however, there is a lack of relevant data on the development trends of dental caries in permanent teeth among 12-year-old children in China...

    Authors: Zhen Hu, Xiaojin Yan, Yi Song, Shang Ma, Jun Ma and Guangrong Zhu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:467

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Optimum oral health is impossible to achieve without managing dental caries. The first step to manage dental caries at a community level is to know its prevalence and trend. Unfortunately, the prevalence of de...

    Authors: Ammar Ahmed Siddiqui, Freah Alshammary, Mushir Mulla, Saad M. Al-Zubaidi, Eman Afroze, Junaid Amin, Salman Amin, Sameer Shaikh, Ahmed A. Madfa and Mohammad Khursheed Alam

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:450

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Cemento-ossifying fibroma (COF) and cementoblastoma (CB) are rare benign odontogenic tumors with a predilection for the mandible. Cemento-ossifying fibroma is a fibro-osseous lesion that originates in the toot...

    Authors: Madiha Bilal Qureshi, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, Muhammad Raza and Nasir Ud Din

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:437

    Content type: Case report

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  5. There are very few studies of the association between temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in a representative sample from the Asia–Pacific region. Accordingly, ...

    Authors: Kamal Hanna, Rahul Nair, Najith Amarasena, Jason M. Armfield and David S. Brennan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:432

    Content type: Research article

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  6. "SOS teeth" are teeth that need to be treated first, and represent dental teeth with deep caries seen clinically and radiographically which may require root canal treatment or extraction. The aims of the prese...

    Authors: Itzhak Abramovitz, Avraham Zini, Ortal Kessler Baruch, Ron Kedem, Noam E. Protter, Boaz Shay, Nirit Yavnai, Dorit Zur, Eitan Mijiritsky and Galit Almoznino

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:389

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Periodontitis is one of major oral diseases, which has no consensus on early screening tool. This study aimed to compare the association and screening ability of S100A8 and S100A9 in saliva, blood and gingival...

    Authors: Hyun-Duck Kim, Sandeep Karna, YooJin Shin, Huong Vu, Hyun-Jae Cho and Sungtae Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:388

    Content type: Research article

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  8. There is little information available regarding the decision-making process of clinicians, especially in the choice of therapy for a severely atrophic tooth gap. The aim of this research was to use case vignet...

    Authors: Michael Korsch, Winfried Walther, Bernt-Peter Robra, Aynur Sahin, Matthias Hannig and Andreas Bartols

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:331

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The emergence of COVID-19 has devastated many parts of the world. From asymptomatic to symptomatic, the virus causes a wide spectrum of presentations. COVID-19 patients may present with oral manifestations. In...

    Authors: Mohammad Bashir Nejabi, Noor Ahmad Shah Noor, Nahid Raufi, Mohammad Yasir Essar, Ehsanullah Ehsan, Jaffer Shah, Asghar Shah and Arash Nemat

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:273

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Dental caries risk factors have been expanded to not only emphasize biology, dietary and oral habits but also broader social determinants such as socioeconomic factors and the utilization of health services. T...

    Authors: Amal Elamin, Malin Garemo and Anzelle Mulder

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:237

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Dental caries is the most prevalent non-communicable health condition globally. The surface-based susceptibility hierarchy indicates that surfaces in the same group have similar susceptibility to caries, where...

    Authors: Lina Stangvaltaite-Mouhat, Alina Puriene, Indre Stankeviciene and Jolanta Aleksejuniene

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:234

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Early childhood caries (ECC) is caries in children below the age of 72 months. The aim of the study was to determine the association of maternal psychosocial factors (general anxiety, dental anxiety, sense of ...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:73

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This longitudinal study aimed to evaluate the longitudinal validity and reliability of the Oral Health Impact on Daily Living (OHIDL) transition scale and measure the perceived change in oral health-related qu...

    Authors: Jian Liu, May Chun Mei Wong and Edward Chin Man Lo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:230

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The relationship between dental caries and periodontal disease is still controversial. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between different types of caries and periodontal disease seve...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:229

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In many developing countries, the prevalence of dental caries has increased due to lifestyle changes, lack of preventive services, and inadequate access to dental care. In Arab countries, the increased prevale...

    Authors: Hosam Alraqiq, Ahmid Eddali and Reema Boufis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:224

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) measures have emerged as an important oral health outcome that is able to reveal the subjective burden of illness due to oral diseases. The association between soci...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:218

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  17. There are currently 370 million persons identifying as indigenous across 90 countries globally. Indigenous peoples generally face substantial exclusion/marginalization and poorer health status compared with no...

    Authors: Lisa Jamieson, Joanne Hedges, Marco A. Peres, Carol C. Guarnizo-Herreño and João L. Bastos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:216

    Content type: Review

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  18. Further understanding of the distribution and changing characteristics of dental diseases is of great significance for all dental emergency centers for strengthening the medical staff’s treatment knowledge abi...

    Authors: Kan Wu, Chunjie Li, Zheng Yang, Shangchun Yang, Wenbing Yang and Chengge Hua

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:174

    Content type: Research article

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  19. There is limited discussion on the influence of psychosocial factors on the oral health of patients with a facial burn injury. This report investigated the relationship between oral health and psychosocial dis...

    Authors: Farooq Ahmad Chaudhary and Basaruddin Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:172

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Dental appearance affects facial beauty, social interaction and psychological well-being particularly among adolescents. The aim of the current study was to determine factors affecting adolescent dental self-c...

    Authors: Passent Ellakany, Shaimaa M. Fouda, Maram Alghamdi and Eman Bakhurji

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:149

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Understanding the anatomy of the facial alveolar bone (FAB), provides a prognostic tool for estimating the degree of dimensional ridge alterations after tooth extraction. This systematic review and meta-analys...

    Authors: Julio Rojo-Sanchis, David Soto-Peñaloza, David Peñarrocha-Oltra, Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago and José Viña-Almunia

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:143

    Content type: Research article

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  22. As part of the critical appraisal exercise in our center, we reviewed the article published in BMC Oral Health, titled "Impact of uncomplicated traumatic dental injuries on the quality of life of children and ...

    Authors: Nitesh Tewari, Gangadharao Morankar Rahul and Mugilan Ravi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:133

    Content type: Correspondence

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  23. Universal health care (UHC) may assist families whose children are most prone to early childhood caries (ECC) in accessing dental treatment and prevention. The purpose of this study was to determine the associ...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Jorma I. Virtanen, Carlos Alberto Feldens, Maher Rashwan, Arthur M. Kemoli, Rita Villena, Ola B. Al-Batayneh, Rosa Amalia, Balgis Gaffar, Simin Z. Mohebbi, Arheiam Arheiam, Hamideh Daryanavard, Ana Vukovic and Robert J. Schroth

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:126

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2021 21:278

  24. Ethnic background has been claimed to affect arch form. The purpose of this study was to describe and elucidate the maxillary and mandibular arch forms in Jordanian population and to develop a classification m...

    Authors: M. Aljayousi, S. Al-Khateeb, S. Badran and E. S. Abu Alhaija

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:105

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2021 21:151

  25. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of postoperative bleeding following dentoalveolar surgery in patients with either continued vitamin K antagonist medication or perioperative bridging usi...

    Authors: Mayte Buchbender, Felix Rößler, Marco R. Kesting, Gesche Frohwitter, Werner Adler and Andrea Rau

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:96

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  26. Little is known about the association between eating disorders (ED) and dental fear. This study investigated the association between dental fear and EDs through body mass index (BMI), and SCOFF (sick, control,...

    Authors: Mohammad Jalil Sharifian, Vesa Pohjola, Kristina Kunttu and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:93

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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