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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105963/prevalence-and-heritability-of-early-childhood-caries-among-monozygotic-and-dizygotic-twins
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Anuradha Kuppan, Steven Rodrigues, Victor Samuel, Mahesh Ramakrishnan, Hassan S Halawany, Nimmi B Abraham, Vimal Jacob, Sukumaran Anil
Deciphering the relative importance of genetic and environmental factors, which play a major role in the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC), can help clinicians with planning a long-term preventive treatment. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence and heritability of ECC among monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins in Chennai, India, in the year 2013. A cross-sectional study was designed to estimate the prevalence of ECC among twins. Zygosity classification for the survey framework was adapted from a highly accurate parental report questionnaire pertaining to the physical similarity between twins...
February 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100262/dental-caries-status-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-in-seville-spain-a-case-control-study
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Eugenio Velasco-Ortega, L Monsalve-Guil, I Ortiz-Garcia, A Jimenez-Guerra, J Lopez-Lopez, J J Segura-Egea
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the dental status (DMFT) in patients with schizophrenia compared with a control group. MATERIAL: In this case-control study, 50 patients with schizophrenia attended in the Psychiatric Unit at the Virgen Macarena University Hospital of Seville were compared with 50 people (without systemic diseases and not taking psychotropic drugs) in a control group attended in the School of Dentistry of Seville. Decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) were assessed according to the World Health Organization WHO criteria...
January 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096974/mortality-hospital-days-and-treatment-costs-of-current-and-reduced-sugar-consumption-in-israel
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Gary M Ginsberg
BACKGROUND: Consumption of sugar causes tooth decay, overweight and obesity related morbidities. This paper in response to the Minister of Health's request, provides estimates of the mortality, morbidity and health care costs attributable to sugar consumption in Israel along with the effects of reducing sugar consumption. METHODS: Gender specific relative risks of many diseases from overweight (25 < =BMI < 30) and obesity (BMI > =30) were applied to the national gender specific prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in order to calculate the population attributable fraction (PAF) from overweight and obesity...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086936/association-between-low-blood-lead-levels-and-increased-risk-of-dental-caries-in-children-a-cross-sectional-study
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Young-Suk Kim, Mina Ha, Ho-Jang Kwon, Hae-Young Kim, Youn-Hee Choi
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the association between low blood lead levels of <5 μg/dL and the development of dental caries among children. METHODS: The Children's Health and Environment Research (CHEER) group recruited a cohort of 7,059 school-aged children from six Korean cities. The final study populations in the permanent and deciduous teeth groups were 1,564 and 1,241 children, respectively, after excluding 4 children with blood lead levels of >5 μg/dL...
January 13, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081054/quickstats-prevalence-of-untreated-dental-caries-%C3%A2-in-permanent-teeth-among-children-and-adolescents-aged-6-19-years-by-age-group-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-united-states-2011-2014
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During 2011-2014, 13.3% of children and adolescents aged 6-19 years had untreated dental caries in their permanent teeth. The percentage of children and adolescents with untreated dental caries increased with age: 6.1% among those aged 6-11 years, 14.5% among those aged 12-15 years, and 22.6% among those aged 16-19 years.
January 13, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076597/oral-health-evaluation-in-special-needs-individuals
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Danielle de Moraes Pini, Paula Cristina Gil Ritter Fröhlich, Lilian Rigo
Objective: To identify the prevalence of the main oral problems present in special needs children and to relate the underlying conditions with the clinical and demographic variables. Methods: The study was based on the physical examination of 47 students from the Associação de Pais e Amigos dos Excepcionais diagnosed as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and intellectual deficit. For data collection, we used a self-administered questionnaire that included indices of dental caries and oral hygiene, Angle classification, malposition of dental groups and oral hygiene habits...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074339/factors-associated-with-dental-anxiety-in-brazilian-children-during-the-first-transitional-period-of-the-mixed-dentition
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K A Barreto, L D K T Dos Prazeres, D S M Lima, F C Soares, R M M P Redivivo, C da Franca, V Colares
AIMS: To determine the prevalence of dental anxiety in children during the first transitional period of the mixed dentition and associated factors. METHODS: A Cross-sectional study was performed with 1367 children of both genders aged 6-7 years old conducted in schools in Recife, Brazil in 2013. The data were collected through interviews and intra-oral examinations. Dental anxiety data were obtained using the dental anxiety questionnaire (DAQ). The associated factors considered were: age, gender, social group, child's experience with the dentist, history of dental pain, experience of caries and phase of exfoliation...
January 10, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071620/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oral-cavity-and-oropharynx-in-patients-aged-18-45-years-a-case-control-study-to-evaluate-the-risk-factors-with-emphasis-on-stress-diet-oral-hygiene-and-family-history
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K P Dholam, G C Chouksey
BACKGROUND: Increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity and oropharynx is reported in young adults. However, there is a paucity regarding etiology and risk factors. AIM: To evaluate the exposure potential carcinogenic factors among a sample aged 45 years and younger, diagnosed with SCC of the oral cavity and oropharynx. METHODOLOGY: Eighty-five case samples aged 18-45 years, diagnosed with SCC of the oral cavity and oropharynx were compared with 85 controls who had never had cancer, matched for age and sex...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057060/u-shaped-association-between-untreated-caries-and-body-mass-index-in-adults-at-rabat-dental-university-hospital-morocco-cross-sectional-study
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Sanaa Chala, Manal El Aidouni, Redouane Abouqal, Faïza Abdallaoui
BACKGROUND: Many previous studies estimating the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and dental decay are conflicting. Most studies, however, examine the relationship using BMI as a categorical variable. This study evaluated the non-linear association between body mass index as a continuous variable and untreated dental decay. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of adults free of diseases attending a tertiary dental clinic was conducted. The number of untreated caries at the time of consultation was assessed using the WHO criteria...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052212/caries-prevalence-in-korean-children-and-adolescents-from-2000-to-2012
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Ah-Hyeon Kim, Youn-Soo Shim, Jong-Bin Kim, So-Youn An
OBJECTIVES: National oral health data is required to assess a population's oral health needs, monitor oral health, plan effective intervention community programs and health policies, and evaluate progress toward health objectives. The study aimed to estimate the prevalence, severity, and inequality in dental caries distribution among Korean young people. STUDY DESIGN: Trained, calibrated examiners at the Korea Ministry of Health & Welfare conducted epidemiological surveys in 2000, 2006, and 2012 during which dental caries were assessed according to World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050981/intricate-evaluation-of-association-between-dental-caries-and-obesity-among-the-children-in-al-kharj-city-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed As Abu El Qomsan, Mohammed N Alasqah, Fahad A Alqahtani, Mohammed Aa Alobaydaa, Muteb M Alharbi, Zaheer Kola
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and obesity are two of the most prevalent health conditions affecting children. Relative decrease in corporeal movements, escalating inactive lifestyles, and changes in dietary factors are strongly linked with the increasing incidence of overweight and obesity. Furthermore, obesity increases the risk of chronic disease and dental caries that significantly affects the quality of life of young children. The present study intends to explore the relationship between dental caries and obesity in children in Al-Kharj city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050499/oral-health-status-of-tibetan-and-local-school-children-a-comparative-study
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Vivek Sivakumar, Jithesh Jain, Reshmi Haridas, Shanavas Paliayal, Sheela Rodrigues, Merrin Jose
INTRODUCTION: India has seen a large influx of refugee populations throughout history and the Tibetan immigration is one among them. Understanding the health status and needs of immigrants is imperative because of their growing numbers and their input to the health of the nation. The oral health professionals face many challenges while confronting refugees and immigrants from cultures different from their own. Earlier studies have shown that children, especially refugees and immigrants have had a higher prevalence of unmet oral health needs...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035689/oral-health-of-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Yvonne C Y Chau, Kelly Y C Lai, Colman P J McGrath, Cynthia K Y Yiu
This study assessed and compared oral health and oral-health behaviours among children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study included 31 children, 12-18 yr of age, with ADHD and 31 age- and gender-matched children without ADHD. Clinical data were recorded by a trained and calibrated examiner for caries, traumatic dental injuries, periodontal health, tooth wear, and salivary function. A questionnaire was also given to parents or caregivers about the oral health habits and behaviours of these children...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032043/caries-risk-in-children-of-udaipur-city-india-using-genetic-taste-sensitivity-to-6-n-propylthiouracil
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Payel Karmakar, Ruchi Arora, Chhaya Patel, Bhumi Sarvaiya, Aditi Singh, Mittal Patel
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Dental caries still remains the single most common disease of childhood. The present study was conducted to test the hypothesis that a higher prevalence of dental caries would be observed among nontaster children compared to medium tasters or supertasters of 6n propylthiouracil impregnated filter papers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted on a random sample of 600 school children aged 6-12 years in Udaipur city. 6-n-propylthiouracil strips were prepared...
November 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025807/risk-factors-and-prevalence-of-dental-fluorosis-and-dental-caries-in-school-children-of-north-india
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Kavita Plaka, Khaiwal Ravindra, Suman Mor, Krishan Gauba
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of dental fluorosis, dental caries, and associated risk factors in the school children of district Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India, using a cross-sectional study design. Oral health status of children aged between 8 and 15 years was assessed using World Health Organization (WHO) 2013 criteria. Dental fluorosis was assessed using Dean's index, and dental caries were recorded using decayed, missing, filled/decayed, extracted, filled (DMF/def) indices. Four hundred school children were examined, of which 207 were in the 8-11-year-old group and 193 were in the 12-15-year-old group...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013297/weight-status-is-associated-with-blood-pressure-vital-capacity-dental-decay-and-visual-acuity-among-school-age-children-in-chengdu-china
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Rong Peng, Shiyun Li, Hongbin Zhang, Honglian Zeng, Biyu Jiang, Yu Liu, Xiangming Yi, Mengjing Xu, Li Zhu, Zhaohui Zhang
AIMS: To examine the association of weight status with the prevalence of blood pressure (BP), vital capacity, dental decay, and visual acuity among school-age children in Chengdu, China and to find the potential role of weight status to predict the common and frequently occurring diseases among school-age children. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 12,297 children aged 6-18 years from 10 schools in the Jinniu District of Chengdu, China. Body height, weight, waist circumference (WC), and BP were measured...
December 24, 2016: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982192/differential-impacts-of-caries-classification-in-children-and-adults-a-comparison-of-icdas-and-dmf-t
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Rosa Ana Melgar, Joanna Tatith Pereira, Patrícia Blaya Luz, Fernando Neves Hugo, Fernando Borba de Araujo
The aim of this study was to describe and compare findings regarding the prevalence and severity of dental caries when using ICDAS and DMFT/dmft in an epidemiological study with children and their mothers. This cross-sectional study evaluated 150 preschoolers and their mothers. Data were collected with ICDAS and then transformed into DMFT/dmft. ICDAS scores related to caries were analyzed according to three different cut-off-points: CP1 (0-healthy/1-6-caries), CP2 (0-1-healthy/2-6-caries) and CP3 (0-2-healthy/3-6-caries), representing the D/d of DMFT/dmft...
October 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976596/influence-of-non-impacted-third-molars-on-the-pathologies-of-adjacent-second-molars-a-retrospective-study
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Zhi-Bang Li, Hong-Lei Qu, Li-Na Zhou, Bei-Min Tian, Fa-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Although the removal of impacted third molars (I-M3s) is common in dental clinics, the decision to retain or remove asymptomatic non-impacted third molars (N-M3s) presents a significant challenge. This study investigated the influence of N-M3s on the pathologies of the adjacent second molars (A-M2s). METHODS: The clinical status of M3s was evaluated, and the presence of distal caries, the external root resorption (ERR) and the alveolar bone loss of A-M2s were assessed by orthopantomograms (OPGs)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966774/primary-oral-health-care-a-missing-link-in-public-health-in-pakistan
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S Basharat, B T Shaikh
In Pakistan, the limited availability of oral health care and the high level of unmet oral health care needs are well documented. The recorded prevalence of dental caries is 50-70% and that of oral cancer is among the highest in the world. Although oral health care has been declared to be part of the primary health care system, oral health disparities between rich and poor, and emerging problems of access to and use of appropriate care have never been addressed, reflecting a lack of awareness among both patients and health system decisionmakers...
December 12, 2016: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966771/association-between-body-mass-index-diet-and-dental-caries-in-grade-6-boys-in-medina-saudi-arabia
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A Bhayat, M S Ahmad, H T Fadel
The prevalence of obesity is increasing in Saudi Arabia and although caries is associated with obesity, this association has not been investigated in Medina. This study aimed to determine the association between dental caries, body mass index (BMI) and dietary habits of 12-year-old boys from four geographically distinct schools in Medina. Mean BMI was 22.17 kg/m² (± 5.15); 41% had normal BMI, 25% were overweight and 30% were obese. The mean Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) score was 1.46 (± 2.04)...
December 12, 2016: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
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