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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

    There is a need to comprehensively investigate the relationship between tooth eruption and infant growth to explain the theory of tooth emergence. This study aimed to investigate the association between infant...

    Authors: Hai Ming Wong, Si-Min Peng and Colman P. J. McGrath

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:47

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    This study aimed to identify anxiety in dental patients visiting a dental clinic using the Dental Anxiety Scale, their level of psychological distress using the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 and therefore identif...

    Authors: Alexander Zinke, Christian Hannig and Hendrik Berth

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:27

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Oral functions are known to decline with aging. However, there is limited evidence that supports the relationship between oral health and frailty. This study aimed to clarify the relationship between oral hygi...

    Authors: Yoko Hasegawa, Ayumi Sakuramoto, Hideyuki Sugita, Kana Hasegawa, Nobuhide Horii, Takashi Sawada, Ken Shinmura and Hiromitsu Kishimoto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:23

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    The index of Caries Assessment Spectrum and Treatment (CAST) reveals a range of caries development from a non-cavitated status to advanced lesions. The aim of the present study was to explore the oral health s...

    Authors: Azadeh Babaei, Afsaneh Pakdaman, Hossein Hessari and Ahmad R. Shamshiri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:20

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    Dental caries is still considered a major public health concern for human beings, especially minority groups and those living in disadvantaged communities. The Lisu is a minority group in China of more than 70...

    Authors: Shinan Zhang, Yuexiao Li, Juan Liu, Weiqi Wang, Leticia Ito, Samamtha Kar Yan Li and Yanhong Li

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:17

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There was an immense need for studies evaluating the dental health status in Syrian children, especially under the current circumstances of the Syrian crisis. No contemporary data was available. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Muhammed Al-Huda Ballouk and Mayssoon Dashash

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:16

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    Children with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy (CP), have a higher risk of dental disease related at least in part to greater difficulties in performing and maintaining effective ...

    Authors: Rahena Akhter, Nur Mohammad Monsur Hassan, Elizabeth F. Martin, Mohammad Muhit, Hayley Smithers-sheedy, Nadia Badawi and Gulam Khandaker

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:15

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries in preschool children is prevalent worldwide, but data regarding its magnitude and associated factors were not available for preschool children in Zhejiang Province, China. This study examines th...

    Authors: Na Zhou, Haihua Zhu, Yadong Chen, Wen Jiang, Xiaolong Lin, Yan Tu, Dingwan Chen and Hui Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:9

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The tribes of India have poor periodontal health status due to their isolation, awareness and less accessibility to dental resources. They follow traditional methods of oral hygiene practice, which are found t...

    Authors: Shaik Mohammed Asif, Shaik Naheeda, Khalil Ibrahim Assiri, Hussain Mohammed Almubarak, Sultan Mohammed Kaleem, M. Zakirulla, Fawaz Abdul Hamid Baig and Mohammed Zahir Kota

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:8

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In addition to numerous general health problems, drug dependents manifest various oral health disorders. Our aim was to investigate the oral health status and its determinants among in-treatment opiate depende...

    Authors: Hajar Shekarchizadeh, Mohammad R. Khami, Simin Z. Mohebbi, Hamed Ekhtiari and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:5

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    Dental caries are a significant public health problem. It is a disease with multifactorial causes. In Sub-Sahara Africa, Ethiopia is one of the countries with a high record of dental caries. This study was to ...

    Authors: Mekuanint Simeneh Workie and Denekew Bitew Belay

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:4

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The oral health status of pregnant women in low-resource communities such as Nepal has not been well characterized. This sub-population is also of specific interest given associations between poor oral health ...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) research among children and adolescents in Lithuania is just starting and no measures have been validated to date. Therefore, this study aimed to validate a Lithuan...

    Authors: Aistė Kavaliauskienė, Antanas Šidlauskas and Apolinaras Zaborskis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of caries in deciduous teeth and the effect of diet and lifestyle habits on dental caries among 3- to 5-year-old preschool children in Jiangxi Province, ...

    Authors: Liwei Zeng, Yixuan Zeng, Yin Zhou, Jianqiong Wen, Li Wan, Xiaoyan Ou and Xiaojun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:224

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    The general aim of this research was to determine whether cessation of community water fluoridation (CWF) increased oral health disparities, as measured by dental caries procedures and restoration costs for ch...

    Authors: Jennifer Meyer, Vasileios Margaritis and Aaron Mendelsohn

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:215

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    Mixed dentition space analysis methods using regression equations, namely, Moyers’ analysis and Tanaka-Johnston analysis are commonly used around the world. However, the applicability of these analyses among d...

    Authors: Jamal Giri, Prabhat Ranjan Pokharel, Rajesh Gyawali, Jigyasha Timsina and Kashmira Pokhrel

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:214

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The Parental–Caregivers Perceptions Questionnaire (P-CPQ) is a measure of parental/caregivers’ perceptions of the impact of children’s oral health on quality of life. The aim of the study was evaluate the psyc...

    Authors: Noeline Razanamihaja, Marie-Laure Boy-Lefèvre, Laurence Jordan, Lea Tapiro, Ariane Berdal, Muriel de la Dure-Molla and Sylvie Azogui-Levy

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:211

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  18. Content type: Research article

    With rapid urbanization in China, an increasing number of rural adults have migrated to cities to seek job opportunities, leaving their school-aged children behind. These left-behind children (LBC) without one...

    Authors: Rongmin Qiu, Yihong Li, Manisha Malla, Junyu Yao, Dan Mo, Neha Dhakal and Hua Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:207

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    Existing paediatric oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) measures are generic instruments designed to evaluate a range of oral conditions. It has been found that disease-specific measures may be more a...

    Authors: Fiona Gilchrist, Helen D. Rodd, Chris Deery and Zoe Marshman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:202

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    Oral diseases may cause serious health problems, especially in socially disadvantaged populations and in low-income countries. In populations living in the rural areas of Tanzania there is paucity of reports o...

    Authors: Lutango D. Simangwa, Anne N. Åstrøm, Anders Johansson, Irene K. Minja and Ann-Katrin Johansson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:200

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    The aim of this study was to assess trends and inequalities in dental care utilization in Estonia and Lithuania in relation to large-scale macroeconomic changes in 2004–2012.

    Authors: Mall Leinsalu, Rainer Reile, Kaire Vals, Janina Petkeviciene, Mare Tekkel and Andrew Stickley

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:199

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    Socio-economic status, health awareness, and dietary habits have been reported as common risk factors of dental caries and obesity. The present study aimed to explore shared mediators between caries and obesit...

    Authors: Ling-Wei Li, Hai Ming Wong, Akanksha Gandhi and Colman Patrick McGrath

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:188

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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research article

    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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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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    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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    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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  35. 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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  37. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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