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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. The association between dental status and mortality in community-dwelling older adults has been documented by several studies. The aim of this study was to analyze the contribution of self-assessed chewing abi...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Nomura, Erika Kakuta, Ayako Okada, Ryoko Otsuka, Mieko Shimada, Yasuko Tomizawa, Chieko Taguchi, Kazumune Arikawa, Hideki Daikoku, Tamotsu Sato and Nobuhiro Hanada

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:122

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  25. The endocannabinoid system is involved in the regulation of periodontal tissue homeostasis. Synthetic cannabinoid methanandamide (Meth-AEA) has improved stability and affinity to cannabinoid receptors compared...

    Authors: Fengqiu Zhang, Burcu Özdemir, Phuong Quynh Nguyen, Oleh Andrukhov and Xiaohui Rausch-Fan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:107

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  26. The aim of the study was to describe prevalence, severity and distribution of periodontal disease as well as associated risk factors in an indigenous Sámi population in Northern Norway, and to investigate diff...

    Authors: Ann-Kristine Sara Bongo, Magritt Brustad, Nils Oscarson and Birgitta Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:104

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  27. The associations between the number of natural teeth/denture use and all-cause mortality remain unclear due to lake of investigation for the potential interaction between tooth loss and denture use and for the...

    Authors: Jin-Qiu Yuan, Yue-Bin Lv, Virginia Byers Kraus, Xiang Gao, Zhao-Xue Yin, Hua-Shuai Chen, Jie-Si Luo, Yi Zeng, Chen Mao and Xiao-Ming Shi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:100

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  28. This study aimed to assess caries prevalence and experience among 11 to 14 years, school children, analyze demographic, socioeconomic, personal and professional dental care in relation to untreated carious les...

    Authors: Samar Ahmed Eid, Nagwa Mohmmad Ali Khattab and Ahmad Abdel Hamid Elheeny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:83

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  29. Poor oral hygiene can lead to serious diseases, such as periodontitis, tooth decay, pain and discomfort in teeth or gums, infections, and loss of teeth. In Iran, adults aged 50 y and older are a high-risk grou...

    Authors: Leila Jahangiry, Raziollah Bagheri, Fatemeh Darabi, Parvin Sarbakhsh, Mohammad Mehdi Naghibi Sistani and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:82

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  30. Sugar-sweetened drinks (SSDs) are known to be cariogenic, but this association has not been well investigated in population-based repeated cross-sectional studies in recent years. Therefore, this study examine...

    Authors: Vinay Pitchika, Marie Standl, Carla Harris, Elisabeth Thiering, Reinhard Hickel, Joachim Heinrich and Jan Kühnisch

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:81

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  31. High incidence of treatable oral conditions has been reported among palliative patients. However, a large proportion of palliative patients lose their ability to communicate their sufferings. Therefore, it may...

    Authors: Munikumar Ramasamy Venkatasalu, Zaidah Rizidah Murang, Divya Thirumalai Rajam Ramasamy and Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:79

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  32. With regard to the increasing consumption rates of unhealthy beverages among adolescents, the main purpose of the present study was to determine the association between beverage intake pattern and dental carie...

    Authors: Naimeh Hasheminejad, Tayebeh Malek Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza Mahmoodi, Moein Barkam and Arash Shahravan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:74

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  33. Tooth loss represents a known marker of health inequality. The association between tooth loss and unfavorable socioeconomic conditions is evident when analyzed at an individual level. However, the effects of c...

    Authors: Luana Leal Roberto, Marise Fagundes Silveira, Alfredo Mauricio Batista de Paula, Efigênia Ferreira e Ferreira, Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima Martins and Desirée Sant’ana Haikal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:73

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  34. Nurses’ oral assessment and dental referral performance for inpatients are important to provide appropriate oral care services in hospitals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitude...

    Authors: Satoru Haresaku, Souhei Uchida, Hisae Aoki, Kazuyuki Akinaga, Rie Yoshida, Keiko Kubota and Toru Naito

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:68

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  35. Periodontitis was reported to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the association between them has not been firmly established in the existing literature. Therefore, this meta-analysi...

    Authors: Yang-yang She, Xiang-bo Kong, Ya-ping Ge, Zhi-yong Liu, Jie-yu Chen, Jing-wei Jiang, Hong-bo Jiang and Si-lian Fang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:67

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  36. Oral health is associated with diabetes, but the chances of experiencing acute or chronic diabetes complications as per this association is unknown in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. This study asses...

    Authors: Kamini Kaura Parbhakar, Laura C. Rosella, Sonica Singhal and Carlos R. Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:66

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  37. High concentrations of Co, Ni, and Cr in the blood serum of dental technicians are strongly associated with free radical formation. It has highly reactive properties that can cause further oxidation of molecul...

    Authors: Titiek Berniyanti, Retno Palupi, Indah L. Kriswandini, Taufan Bramantoro and Indira L. Putri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:65

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  38. Socioeconomic-related inequality in oral hygiene behaviors in Iran is poorly understood. This study aims to measure and decompose socioeconomic-related inequalities in oral hygiene behaviors among middle-aged ...

    Authors: Moslem Soofi, Yahya Pasdar, Behzad Karami Matin, Behrooz Hamzeh, Satar Rezaei, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Mehdi Moradi Nazar, Shahin Soltani, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Yahya Salimi, Alireza Zangeneh, Hossein Poustchi, Maryam Sharafkhah, Ali Akbar Haghdoust, Mahboobeh Shirzad Ahoodashti, Vahid Mohammadkarimi…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:63

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  39. To date, a few studies have documented the detailed periodontal conditions of a Japanese population. It is important to know if the awareness of Japanese nationals and dentists regarding oral hygiene and preve...

    Authors: Satoshi Sekino, Ryoichi Takahashi, Yukihiro Numabe and Hiroshi Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:60

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  40. Chronic periodontitis (CP) is an immune-inflammatory disease that promotes tissue damage around the teeth. Among the several inflammatory mediators that orchestrate the periodontitis, there is the interleukin ...

    Authors: Felipe Rodolfo Pereira da Silva, Juliana Gomes Galeno, Alessandro Luiz Araújo Bentes Leal, Reyce Santos Koga, Nayana Yared Batista, Silvânia da Conceição Furtado, Daniel Fernando Pereira Vasconcelos, Marcelo Diniz Carvalho and José Fernando Marques Barcellos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:58

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