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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. Numerous studies have reported a relationship between depression and temporomandibular disorders (TMD), but the conclusions remain undefined. The aim of this article was to examine the temporal relationship be...

    Authors: Shang-Lun Lin, Shang-Liang Wu, Shun-Yao Ko, Ching-Yu Yen, Wei-Fan Chiang and Jung-Wu Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:50

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  2. Body mass index (BMI) has been found to associate with different parameters of chronic periodontal disease in previous studies. It is reasonable to expect that central adiposity measures, such as waist circumf...

    Authors: Sanna Kangas, Petra Timonen, Matti Knuuttila, Antti Jula, Pekka Ylöstalo and Anna-Maija Hannele Syrjälä

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:48

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) has been used to describe the consequences of oral health conditions and treatments in children. A better understanding of OHRQoL and its relationship with dental f...

    Authors: Leena Merdad and Azza A. El-Housseiny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:47

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  4. There have been inconsistent conclusions regarding the levels of inflammatory mediators in saliva and serum among people with or without periodontal disease. Although pre-conception has been put forward as the...

    Authors: Hong Jiang, Yiming Zhang, Xu Xiong, Emily W. Harville, Karmin O and Xu Qian

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:131

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  5. The present study aimed to elucidate the associations among self-rated oral health, clinical oral health status, oral health behaviors, subjective oral symptoms, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL...

    Authors: Mayu Yamane-Takeuchi, Daisuke Ekuni, Shinsuke Mizutani, Kota Kataoka, Ayano Taniguchi-Tabata, Tetsuji Azuma, Michiko Furuta, Takaaki Tomofuji, Yoshiaki Iwasaki and Manabu Morita

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:127

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  6. Clinical decision-making and prognostic statements in individuals with manifest or suspected temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) may involve assessment of (a) the position of articular disc relative to the mand...

    Authors: Jens C. Türp, Anna Schlenker, Johannes Schröder, Marco Essig and Marc Schmitter

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:124

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Sudanese children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) were found to have poorer oral health than those without CHDs. The aims of this study were to: describe the patterns of oral-health-related background fac...

    Authors: H. M. Ali, M. Mustafa, E. F. Nasir, S. A. Lie, S. Hasabalrasol, O. H. Elshazali, R. W. Ali and M. S. Skeie

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:123

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  8. It is well documented that there is some correlation between poor oral health in the form of periodontal disease and coronary heart disease (CHD). It is unclear whether this correlation is due to a causal rela...

    Authors: Marc J. Mathews, Edward H. Mathews and George E. Mathews

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:122

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  9. The aim of the study was to compare two frequently used dental age estimation methods for accuracy.

    Authors: Thomas Gerhard Wolf, Benjamín Briseño-Marroquín, Angelika Callaway, Michael Patyna, Victor Thomas Müller, Ines Willershausen, Vicky Ehlers and Brita Willershausen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:120

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  10. Multiple risk factors have been identified for traumatic dental injuries, including crown fractures, in various age groups and various populations. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, ...

    Authors: T. A. Oyedele, A. T. Jegede and M. O. Folayan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:116

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  11. This study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of dental anxiety in a population of patients with Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) and patients with mild and moderate intellectual disability (ID),...

    Authors: Antonio Fallea, Rosa Zuccarello and Francesco Calì

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:114

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  12. Oral diseases remain a significant public health problem in Nepal, as do oral health behaviours. Socio-demographic factors play a crucial role in driving oral hygiene practices. This study aims to identify ora...

    Authors: Pushpa Thapa, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Suresh Mehata, Abhinav Vaidya, Bijay Kumar Jha, Meghnath Dhimal, Shaili Pradhan, Purushottam Dhakal, Arpana Pandit, Achyut Raj Pandey, Bihungum Bista, Ava Upadhyay Pokhrel and Khem Bahadur Karki

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:105

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  13. Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) patients are prone to caries development due to reduction of salivary flow. Topical fluoride is commonly prescribed for caries prevention.

    Authors: Weini Xin, Katherine Chiu Man Leung, Edward Chin Man Lo, Mo Yin Mok and Moon Ho Leung

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:102

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2017 17:63

  14. High frequency of free sugars intake, during the first year of life is probably the greatest risk factor for early childhood caries. The latter is a global public health challenge. Very little is known about t...

    Authors: Easter Joury, May Khairallah, Wael Sabbah, Kanaan Elias and Raman Bedi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:94

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2016 16:110

  15. Obesity and periodontitis are important chronic health problems. Obesity is associated with an increased prevalence of periodontitis. Whether obesity also affects the outcome of non-surgical periodontal therap...

    Authors: Fabienne A. Gerber, Philipp Sahrmann, Oliver A. Schmidlin, Christian Heumann, Jürg Hans Beer and Patrick R. Schmidlin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:90

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  16. Periodontitis and vitamin D deficiency are both highly prevalent in Puerto Rico. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D levels and periodontal disease in Puerto Rican adu...

    Authors: Orlando J. Abreu, Dimitris N. Tatakis, Augusto R. Elias-Boneta, Lydia López Del Valle, Rafael Hernandez, Maria S. Pousa and Cristina Palacios

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:89

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  17. Psychological stress appears to contribute to poor oral health systemically in combination with other chronic diseases. Few studies directly examine this relationship.

    Authors: A. Vasiliou, K. Shankardass, R. Nisenbaum and C. Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:88

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  18. The oral health of patients with severe mental illness is poor, in general, and this may be attributed, in part, to inadequate dental care. This study investigated dental care utilization among patients with s...

    Authors: Po-Ren Teng, Miao-Jean Lin and Ling-Ling Yeh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:87

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  19. Social support might play a role in helping people adopt healthy behaviors and improve their health. Stronger social support from mothers has been found to be positively related to higher tooth brushing freque...

    Authors: Rong Min Qiu, Ye Tao, Yan Zhou, Qing Hui Zhi and Huan Cai Lin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:86

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  20. Among the very elderly, poor oral health reduces life expectancy. In this study, differences in the magnitude of the maximum occlusal force (MOF) in the very elderly were examined in terms of effects on all-ca...

    Authors: Toshimitsu Iinuma, Yasumichi Arai, Michiyo Takayama, Yukiko Abe, Tomoka Ito, Yugaku Kondo, Nobuyoshi Hirose and Nobuhito Gionhaku

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:82

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  21. Periodontitis is a chronic and long-lasting low-grade inflammatory disease. Numerous studies have shown that the severity of periodontitis rose when there was an increase in the amount of smoking or alcohol co...

    Authors: Mira Lee, Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Jun Sagong, Sol Yu, Yongbae Kim, Dongjae Lee and Sungroul Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:80

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  22. Edentulism (loss of all teeth) is a final marker of disease burden for oral health common among older adults and poorer populations. Yet most evidence is from high-income countries. Oral health has many of the...

    Authors: Alexander Kailembo, Raman Preet and Jennifer Stewart Williams

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:29

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  23. The aetiology of molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) is unclear. The asymmetric distribution of MIH in the dentition may indicate that an insult of short duration that affects ameloblasts at a vulnerable st...

    Authors: Rivan Sidaly, Andreas Schmalfuss, Anne B. Skaare, Amer Sehic, Tom Stiris and Ivar Espelid

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:25

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  24. A meeting was organised to consolidate a network of researchers and academics from Australia, Brazil, Chile, the UK and the USA, relating to Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and Dental Trauma (DT). As part of this...

    Authors: Rodrigo Mariño, Francisco Ramos-Gómez, David John Manton, Juan Eduardo Onetto, Fernando Hugo, Carlos Alberto Feldens, Raman Bedi, Sergio Uribe and Gisela Zillmann

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:20

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  25. Oral condition and number of teeth were investigated by questionnaire in the Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort (J-MICC Study). The aim of the present study was to assess the validity of the tooth ...

    Authors: Daisuke Matsui, Toshiro Yamamoto, Masaru Nishigaki, Fumitaro Miyatani, Isao Watanabe, Teruhide Koyama, Etsuko Ozaki, Nagato Kuriyama, Narisato Kanamura and Yoshiyuki Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:17

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  26. Developmental dental hard tissue anomalies are often associated with oral health problems. This study determined the clinical prevalence of developmental dental hard tissue anomalies in the permanent dentition...

    Authors: Bamidele O. Popoola, Nneka Onyejaka and Morenike O. Folayan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:8

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  27. The main aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence and severity of erosive tooth wear and its association with dental caries and socio-demographic factors among middle-aged Finnish ad...

    Authors: Viivi Alaraudanjoki, Marja-Liisa Laitala, Leo Tjäderhane, Paula Pesonen, Adrian Lussi and Vuokko Anttonen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:6

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  28. Brazil has severe socioeconomic inequalities, resulting in major oral health problems for the Brazilian elderly, such as tooth loss and, consequently, a need for oral rehabilitation. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Daniela Mendes da Veiga Pessoa, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli and Kenio Costa de Lima

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:5

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  29. Oral health impacts on general health and quality of life, and oral diseases are the most common non-communicable diseases worldwide. Non-White ethnic groups account for an increasing proportion of the UK popu...

    Authors: Garima Arora, Daniel F. Mackay, David I. Conway and Jill P. Pell

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:1

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  30. This study tries to determine the prevalence and co-morbidities associated with hypomineralised second primary molars (HSPM) in 8- to 10- year-old children in Ile-Ife, Nigeria; and the co-existence of HSPM and...

    Authors: T. A. Oyedele, M. O. Folayan and E. O. Oziegbe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:65

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  31. Methamphetamine, a highly addictive sympathomimetic stimulant, is currently widely abused worldwide and has been associated with devastating effects on oral health, resulting in the term “meth mouth”. However,...

    Authors: Niklas Rommel, Nils H. Rohleder, Steffen Koerdt, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Roland Härtel-Petri, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff and Marco R. Kesting

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:59

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  32. Being homebound is an important risk factor of functional disability in older people. There is a possibility of bidirectional relationship between homeboundness and dental health. This prospective cohort study...

    Authors: Shihoko Koyama, Jun Aida, Katsunori Kondo, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Masashige Saito, Rika Ohtsuka, Miyo Nakade and Ken Osaka

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:51

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  33. Oral health problems are significant cause of morbidity particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi, routine health management information system data over the years showed that oral health problems were one...

    Authors: Kelias Phiri Msyamboza, Enock Phale, Jessie Mlotha Namalika, Younam Mwase, Gian Carlo Samonte, Doubt Kajirime, Sewedi Sumani, Pax D. Chalila, Rennie Potani, George Chithope- Mwale, Damson Kathyola and Weston Mukiwa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:29

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  34. Gross and important inequities have historically existed in the oral health profiles of New Zealand children. Following the New Zealand Government’s strategic oral health vision, launched in 2006, nationally c...

    Authors: Philip J. Schluter and Martin Lee

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:21

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  35. The present study was conducted to prospectively assess the association between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the development of dental caries in adults in northern Sweden. The SF-36 questionnaire...

    Authors: Marie-Louise Åkesson, Elisabeth Wärnberg Gerdin, Ulf Söderström, Bernt Lindahl and Ingegerd Johansson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:15

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  36. Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic illness worldwide. In the US dental caries has been described as a “silent epidemic”, affecting 58.2 % of 12–15 year-olds, particularly in minority and immigrant gro...

    Authors: Augusto R. Elias-Boneta, Milagros J. Toro, Sona Rivas-Tumanyan, Margarita Murillo, Luis Orraca, Angeliz Encarnacion, Dana Cernigliaro, Carlos Toro-Vizcarrondo and Walter J. Psoter

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:10

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  37. Tooth decay is the commonest disease of childhood. We have known for over 90 years that fluoride can prevent tooth decay; it is present in nearly all toothpastes and can be provided in mouthwashes, gels and va...

    Authors: Michaela Goodwin, Richard Emsley, Michael Kelly, Eric Rooney, Matthew Sutton, Martin Tickle, Rebecca Wagstaff, Tanya Walsh, William Whittaker and Iain A Pretty

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:8

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. The purposes of this study were to estimate the fluoride intake from food and drink in 5-year-old Korean children, and to measure the association between estimated fluoride intake and dental caries prevalence.

    Authors: Min-Ji Kim, Han-Na Kim, Eun-Joo Jun, Jung-Eun Ha, Dong-Hun Han and Jin-Bom Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:169

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  39. Expenditure on dental and oral health services in Australia is $3.4 billion AUD annually. This is the sixth highest health cost and accounts for 7 % of total national health expenditure. Approximately 49 % of ...

    Authors: Surani Fernando, David J. Speicher, Mahmoud M. Bakr, Miles C. Benton, Rodney A. Lea, Paul A. Scuffham, Gabor Mihala and Newell W. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:167

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  40. Orofacial clefts are a group of frequently observed congenital malformations often requiring multiple hospital admissions over the lifespan of affected individuals. The aim of this study was to describe the to...

    Authors: Jonathan Y. J. Lo, Nicky Kilpatrick, Peter Jacoby and Linda M. Slack-Smith

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:156

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  41. Worldwide, female sex workers (FSW) represent a vulnerable population for oral diseases due to many risk factors including HIV infection and drug abuse. In sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about the burden ...

    Authors: Marcellin N. Nouaman, David G. Meless, Patrick A. Coffie, Elise Arrivé, Boris K. Tchounga, Didier K. Ekouévi, Camille Anoma, Serge P. Eholié, François Dabis and Antoine Jaquet

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:154

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  42. Since the 2000s, different epidemiological studies focusing on the prevalence or the aetiology of DE in adolescents recognised them as an at-risk population due to their eating behaviours. None was carried out...

    Authors: Michèle Muller-Bolla, Frédéric Courson, Violaine Smail-Faugeron, Thibault Bernardin and Laurence Lupi-Pégurier

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:147

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