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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. The impact of visual impairment on oral health in the literature is inconclusive, and the available information on the medical and dental health status of visually impaired children is limited. The aim of this...

    Authors: Salwa A. AlSadhan, Asma M. Al-Jobair, Mariam Bafaqeeh, Hanadi Abusharifa and Maram Alagla

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:154

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  25. Apical periodontitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease around the apex of a tooth root. Reported prevalence of AP ranges from 27% to 83% while the data about most post-Soviet countries are still missing. Knowing...

    Authors: Veiko Vengerfeldt, Reet Mändar, Minh Son Nguyen, Silvia Saukas and Mare Saag

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:147

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  26. This study assessed the prevalence and severity of early childhood caries (ECC) and identified socioeconomic and behavioral correlates of the disease in preschool children living in Xinjiang.

    Authors: Yan Li, Jibieke Wulaerhan, Yuan Liu, Ayinuer Abudureyimu and Jin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:144

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  27. The aim of this study is to develop a population-specific reference for permanent tooth emergence among 4–15 years old Czech Republic children. The reference derived from this sample population are essential f...

    Authors: Romana Šindelářová, Lucie Žáková and Zdeněk Broukal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:140

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  28. Assessing the need for prosthodontic care previously included older age groups. There is less information about younger populations who may need this care because of high disease levels. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Fahad Al-Harbi and Maha El Tantawi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:128

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  29. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multidimensional construct that refers to an individual’s self-perceived well-being. This study used the revised Wilson and Cleary HRQOL model to investigate the ass...

    Authors: Nurulasmak Mohamed, Norkhafizah Saddki, Azizah Yusoff and Anilawati Mat Jelani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:119

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  30. Dental esthetics, chewing and speech should be preserved in a dentition denominated functional and are closely related to satisfaction with oral health (SOH), impacts caused by oral problems and have a possible a...

    Authors: Loliza Luiz Figueiredo Houri Chalub, Raquel Conceição Ferreira and Andréa Maria Duarte Vargas

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:112

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  31. In the present study, we explored the link between vitamin D receptor (VDR) BsmI, TaqI, ApaI and FokI gene polymorphisms with deciduous tooth decay in Chinese children.

    Authors: Yuan-yuan Kong, Jian-mao Zheng, Wen-juan Zhang, Qian-zhou Jiang, Xue-chao Yang, Miao Yu and Su-juan Zeng

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:111

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  32. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical effects of untreated dental caries in Pakistani children residing in orphanages using the DMFT and PUFA index; association of decay and un...

    Authors: Ramsha Kamran, Warda Farooq, Mehreen Riaz Faisal and Faisal Jahangir

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:108

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  33. Periodontal disease associates with systemic diseases but corresponding links regarding apical periodontitis (AP) are not so clear. Hence our aim was to study association between AP and the prevalence of syste...

    Authors: Eunice Virtanen, Tapio Nurmi, Per-Östen Söder, Stella Airila-Månsson, Birgitta Söder and Jukka H. Meurman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:107

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  34. This study aimed to assess the difference in serum levels of leptin and adiponectin in patients with periodontitis and in periodontally healthy individuals and evaluate the changes in circulating leptin and ad...

    Authors: Junfei Zhu, Bin Guo, Xueqi Gan, Ling Zhang, Yuting He, Beilei Liu, Xin Chen, Suhan Zhang and Haiyang Yu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:104

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  35. Oral health greatly affects well-being throughout the different stages of life from childhood to late adulthood. Loss of teeth due to poor oral health hinders mastication, leading to poor nutrition absorption,...

    Authors: Young Sun Kim, Han-Na Kim, Jung-Ha Lee, Se-Yeon Kim, Eun-Joo Jun and Jin-Bom Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:101

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  36. Dentists’ and dental healthcare providers’ professional knowledge and attitude towards the prevention of oral diseases may have an impact on the oral health of the general population. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Madhu Wagle, Ganesh Acharya, Purusotam Basnet and Tordis A. Trovik

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:76

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  37. China has undergone a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition with fast ecomonic development since the 1980s. Oral health is becoming a major public health problem as the prevalence of non-communicabl...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Zhixin Li, Chunxiao Wang, Yunning Liu, Yang Yang, Scottie Bussell, Maigeng Zhou and Linhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:74

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  38. Previous surveys have indicated that a majority of Indonesian children have poor oral health. However, little detailed information is available on underlying causation and none that examine impacts of oral hea...

    Authors: Diah Ayu Maharani, Melissa Adiatman, Anton Rahardjo, Girvan Burnside and Cynthia Pine

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:65

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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2019 19:143

  39. Assessment of the adverse effects of oral health problems on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is essential to ensure the well-being of children. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS...

    Authors: Nada J. Farsi, Azza A. El-Housseiny, Deema J. Farsi and Najat M. Farsi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:60

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  40. A previous study has shown deficient knowledge of caries risk factors/indicators in a Japanese adult population regarded to have a high interest in preventive dentistry. No prior research has investigated cari...

    Authors: Makiko Nishi, Máiréad Harding, Virginia Kelleher, Helen Whelton and Finbarr Allen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:55

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  41. Odontogenic tumor (OT) comprises a large heterogeneous group of lesions arising from tooth producing tissues or its remnants. Studies on OTs are scarce in Ethiopia. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the ...

    Authors: Bruktawit Kebede, Dawit Tare, Birke Bogale and Fessahaye Alemseged

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:54

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