Objective: The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence and correlates of self-rated oral health (=SROH) among adults in a national population-based survey in Ecuador. Materials and Methods: In the national cross-sectional 2018 Ecuador STEPS survey, 4,638 persons (median age = 39 years, range 18-69 years) responded to a questionnaire, physical measures, and biomedical tests. Results: The prevalence of poor SROH was 9.7%, 10.1% among females and 9.4% among males. In multivariable logistic regression analysis, aged 50-69 years [adjusted odds ratio (AOR): 3.06, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.99, 4.72], Amerindian (AOR: 1.78, 95% CI: 1.23, 1.58), pain in the teeth/mouth (AOR: 2.03, 95% CI: 1.51, 2.73), impaired OHRQoL (OR: 3.94, 95% CI: 2.93, 5.29), dental visit more than past 12 months ago or never (AOR: 1.74, 95% CI: 1.32, 2.29), past smoking (AOR: 1.50, 95% CI: 1.08, 2.09) and history of heart attack or stroke (AOR: 1.57, 95% CI: 1.04, 2.37) were positively and having more than ...
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether self-consciousness, self-reported oral health status and oralhealth-related behaviours were associated. Material and Methods: The present study sample consisted of 253 first year medical students in Romania. The questionnaire included information about socio-demographic factors, behavioural variables, self-reported oral health status and three selfconsciousness subscales (Private Self-Consciousness, Public Self-Consciousness, and Social Anxiety). Results: Significant differences were found in Public Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety according to several variables: anxiety, stress, depression and current non-treated caries. There were significant differences in Social Anxiety for the variables of gender, smoking, perceived dental health, self-reported gum bleeding and reason for dental visit (p < 0.05). A significant difference was found in Public Self-Consciousness for the reason for dental visits (p < 0.05). Total ...
Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (the Report) alerted Americans to the importance of oral health in their daily lives [USDHHS 2000a]. Issued in May 2000, the report further detailed how oral health is promoted, how oral diseases and conditions are prevented and managed, and what needs and opportunities exist to enhance oral health. The reports message was that oral health is essential to general health and well-being and can be achieved. However, several barriers hinder the ability of some Americans to attain optimal oral health. The Surgeon Generals report concluded with a framework for action, calling for a national oral health plan to improve quality of life and eliminate oral health disparities.. One component of an oral health plan is a set of measurable and achievable objectives on key indicators of oral disease burden, oral health promotion, and oral disease prevention. One set of national indicators was developed in November 2000 as part of Healthy People 2010, a ...
Objective. Focusing on 70-year-old adults in Sweden and guided by the conceptual framework of International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH), the purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which socio-demographic characteristics, self-reported oral disease and social/psychological/physical oral health outcome variables are associated with two global measures of self-assessed satisfaction with oral health in Swedish 70-year-olds and if there is a degree of discordance between these global questions. Background. It has become an important task to create a simple way to measure self-perceived oral health. In these attempts to find practical ways to measure health, the global oral health question is a possible tool to measure self-rated oral health, but there is limited knowledge about how important the wording of this question is. Materials and methods. In 2012, a questionnaire was mailed to all persons born in 1942 in two Swedish counties, Orebro (T) and ...
The questions this thesis seeks to answer are related to the increased interest in the oral health status of Australian teenagers and particularly whether there has been an increase in their level of dental disease In NSW. Five peer-reviewed journal articles are presented in this thesis describing the oral health status of teenagers in NSW, risk factors for dental caries, the impact of sugar sweetened beverages, and the utilisation of dental services. The first publication describes the oral health status of a random sample of 14 and 15 year olds in New South Wales as part of a state-wide survey in 2010. The survey reported a mean DMFT for 14 and 15 year olds of 1.2 and the major variations in caries experience found were related to remoteness, water fluoridation status, socio-economic status and household income levels. The second paper identifies the key protective oral health behaviour was regular tooth brushing, with those brushing twice or more a day having significantly lower caries ...
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Gherunpong, Sudaduang, Sheiham, Aubrey & Tsakos, Georgios. (‎2006)‎. A sociodental approach to assessing childrens oral health needs : integrating an oral health-related quality of life (‎OHRQoL)‎ measure into oral health service planning / Sudaduang Gherunpong, Aubrey Sheiham and Georgios Tsakos. Bulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health 2006 ; 83(‎1)‎ : 36-42 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/73428 ...
Objectives: The Teeth Tales trial aimed to establish a model for child oral health promotion for culturally diverse communities in Australia. Design: An exploratory trial implementing a communitybased child oral health promotion intervention for Australian families from migrant backgrounds. Mixed method, longitudinal evaluation. Setting: The intervention was based in Moreland, a culturally diverse locality in Melbourne, Australia. Participants: Families with 1-4-year-old children, self-identified as being from Iraqi, Lebanese or Pakistani backgrounds residing in Melbourne. Participants residing close to the intervention site were allocated to intervention. Intervention: The intervention was conducted over 5 months and comprised community oral health education sessions led by peer educators and follow-up health messages. Outcome measures: This paper reports on the intervention impacts, process evaluation and descriptive analysis of health, knowledge and behavioural changes 18 months after ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Satisfaction with dietary life affects oral health-related quality of life and subjective well-being in very elderly people. AU - Iinuma, Toshimitsu. AU - Arai, Yasumichi. AU - Takayama, Midori. AU - Takayama, Michiyo. AU - Abe, Yukiko. AU - Osawa, Yusuke. AU - Fukumoto, Motoko. AU - Fukui, Yusuke. AU - Shioda, Yohei. AU - Hirose, Nobuyoshi. AU - Komiyama, Kazuo. AU - Gionhaku, Nobuhito. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Age-related deterioration in physical and oral health reduces healthy life expectancy and is thus an important problem for very elderly people. We investigated the effects of satisfaction with dietary life (SDL) in everyday life on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and subjective well-being and examined associations between these factors. We evaluated 426 elders aged 85 years or older. All participants completed a questionnaire that inquired about age, gender, drinking status, body mass index, cognitive function, disability, and comorbidities, among other ...
Leserman Robbins, J., Lorvick, J., Lutnick, A., Wenger, L., & Kral, A. (2012). Self-reported oral health needs and dental-care seeking behavior among women who use methamphetamine. Substance Use and Misuse, 47(11), 1208 - 1213 ...
Background and objectives: The prison population is a unique and challenging one, with many health problems, including poor oral health. Dental diseases can reach epidemic proportions in the prison setting. The aim of the study was to assess the oral health status and treatment needs of prisoners in district jail of Raichur city, Karnataka. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out on 102 prisoners (males were 98 and females were 04) in the district jail of Raichur. A specially designed questionnaire was used to assess the demographic variables and oral hygiene practices. A clinical examination was done according to WHO (World Health Organization) criteria 1997 and recorded using WHO Oral Health Assessment Form. Results: The mean age of the study subjects was 29.9(+ 9.74) years and the mean DT, MT, FT and DMFT was 1.59(+1.58), 0.52(+3.02), 0.05(+0.21) and 2.16 (+3.44) respectively. The prevalence of dental caries and periodontal disease was 76.5% and 93.1% respectively. The ...
44 studies were included in the review of oral health promotion in dental practice that was undertaken to the recent NICE guidance on this topic. The results of this review suggest that the psychology of behaviour change is the key to oral health promotion and greater emphasis on teaching oral health professionals about health psychology would make oral health promotion in the dental surgery more effective.. [read the full story...] ...
Effects of oral health on the whole body,Oral health is one of the ten standards of human health identified by WHO (WHO), which is a mirror of human health and quality of life. WHO
Pregnancy is a unique period during a womans life and is characterized by complex physiological changes that may adversely affect oral health. At the same time, oral health is key to overall health and well-being. Preventive, diagnostic, and restorative dental treatment is safe throughout pregnancy and is effective in improving and maintaining oral health.. Health professionals often do not provide oral health care to pregnant women, and pregnant women, some with obvious signs of oral disease, often dont seek or receive oral health care. In many cases, neither pregnant women nor health professionals understand that oral health care is an important component of a healthy pregnancy.. Educating pregnant women about preventing and treating dental cavities is critical. Evidence suggests that most infants and young children acquire cavity-causing bacteria from their mothers. Providing pregnant women with counseling to promote healthy oral health behaviors may reduce transmission of such bacteria ...
Midwives can play a key role in promoting the oral health of pregnant women and assessing their oral health status. A maternal oral assessment tool (MOS) was developed and pilot tested by the study investigators to assist midwives in this role and the results were promising. The aim of this study was to undertake further sensitivity and specificity assessment of the MOS tool using two-comparison approaches- the longer oral health screening tool known as the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) and an oral assessment by trained study dentists. Pregnant women were recruited for this study as part of a larger randomised controlled trial of a Midwifery Initiated Oral Health (MIOH) program. Pregnant women completed the MOS and OHIP-14 as part of their initial assessment undertaken by 38 trained and accredited midwives. A dental assessment was conducted for all women in the intervention group using three trained study dentists with high inter rater reliability. Two hundred and eleven pregnant women
Self-reported oral health and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care: a multi-center cross-sectional study
EDITORIALS. Oral health, general health and quality of life. Aubrey Sheiham. Professor of Dental Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, England (email: [email protected]). The compartmentalization involved in viewing the mouth separately from the rest of the body must cease because oral health affects general health by causing considerable pain and suffering and by changing what people eat, their speech and their quality of life and well-being. Oral health also has an effect on other chronic diseases (1). Because of the failure to tackle social and material determinants and incorporate oral health into general health promotion, millions suffer intractable toothache and poor quality of life and end up with few teeth.. Health policies should be reoriented to incorporate oral health using sociodental approaches to assessing needs and the common risk factor approach ...
The Trump administration and state officials seeking Medicaid work rules have argued they are aimed at helping people find jobs. But the evidence is clear that losing health coverage is an impediment both to employment and to good health. This is especially true when it comes to oral health coverage, as noted in CDHPs fact sheet on family oral health. Access to oral health care can help people secure a job. Good oral health is also linked to higher earnings over time, particularly for women. Thats key to family economic stability. Unfortunately, harmful Medicaid waivers are likely to result in fewer parents accessing the oral health care they need, which has negative consequences for the entire family.. Tens of millions of people rely on Medicaid to access essential health and dental care. With support to stay healthy, this key program also helps lift families out of poverty and puts them on a path to success. While we have much work to do to ensure that Medicaid meets the needs of every ...
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Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) has important implications for the clinical practice of dentistry and dental research and should contribute to professional judgment about restorative treatments and prosthetic replacement in patients who had reduced dentitions. The aim was to compare the OHRQoL among adults (35-44 years) categorized according to different definitions of reduced dentition and considering the use (or non-use) of dental prosthesis. This study used data from a probabilistic sample of adults in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015. OHRQoL was based on none items of Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) index, as prevalence (at least one impact) and extent (the number of items with non-zero score). We used different criteria to assess dentition status: (1) Shortened Dental Arch (SDA): having 3-5 natural occlusal units (OUs) in posterior teeth and intact anterior region; (2) hierarchical functional classification system: a five-level stepwise classification of dentition; and (3) presence of
Results Men with poor oral health experienced a higher risk of cause-specific and all-cause mortality. HRs for all-cause mortality were 2.94 (95% CI 2.11 to 4.08) among individuals with poor oral health and 3.98 (95% CI 2.43 to 6.49) among edentates compared with those with good oral health after adjusting for ethnicity and age. The association attenuated but remained significant after further adjustment for systemic conditions, socioeconomic position and behaviours. Socioeconomic and behavioural factors explained 52% and 44% of mortality risks attributed to poor oral health and being edentate, respectively.. ...
Oral health belief is a prerequisite of changing oral health behaviors especially during adolescence. However, there is a paucity of well-established questionnaire for use among adolescents. This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument to evaluate adolescents beliefs about oral health behaviors using health belief model. A preliminary 43-item questionnaire was developed by an expert panel. Then the questionnaire was finalized by decreasing the number of items to 35 by analyzing the results from face validity and factor analysis from 421 Hong Kong secondary school students. The content validity were evaluated by a panel of 2 behavioral scientists, 2 dentists, 2 schoolteachers and 10 adolescents. The construct validity of the questionnaire was assessed by performing exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The Cronbachs alpha coefficient, item-total correlation and intraclass coefficient were used to test its reliability. In addition, to confirm its
05) compared to other Latinos. The multilinear regression showed that both age and gender (p
What does the phrase oral health mean to you? No new cavities at your dental checkup? Thats certainly part of it. But its really so much more than a lack of tooth decay. Good oral health means a mouth thats free of disease - which can range all the way from mild gingivitis (gum inflammation) to oral cancer; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence. Simply put, oral health is a crucial component of your overall health and well-being.. ​. Its important to realize that small - and readily treatable - problems in your mouth can become more complicated, painful and expensive if neglected for too long. Some of these oral health conditions may even have ramifications throughout the whole body. Gingivitis, for example, can sometimes progress to periodontitis - a more serious form of gum disease that can loosen teeth and cause them to fall out. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss ...
Good health requires good oral health, yet millions of Americans, especially vulnerable and underserved populations, lack access to basic oral health care. The Health Resources and Services Administration and the California HealthCare Foundation asked the IOM and the National Research Council to assess the current oral health care system and make recommendations on ways to improve access to care for vulnerable and underserved populations. The IOM recommends changes to incorporate oral health care into overall health care, changes in education and training of all types of health care professionals, and changes in how oral health care is financed and delivered.
To our best knowledge, there was little research to assess the changes of quality of life and satisfaction after orthognathic in one trial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of oral health related quality of life and satisfaction between surgery-first and orthodontic-first orthognathic surgery. Fifty Chinese orthognathic adluts patients completed two questionnaires: the Dental Impact on Daily Living questionnaire for assessment of his/her satisfaction and 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile for assessment of patients quality of life. The subjects completed six sets of interviews and clinical evaluations at before treatment; 1 month after surgery (surgery-first); 6 months after treatment; 12 months after treatment ; and 18 month after treatment ; the finished treatment. The pre and post surgical orthodontic period was also recorded. Chi square tests and repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to compare categorical variables and measure results. All analyses were carried
A recent study found that oral health is a major public health problem in Europe and that oral diseases have considerable negative impacts on the quality of life of populations. The study indicated that, vulnerable and low-income groups as a whole receive oral health care services less frequently than the general population and more so for emergency situations when in pain, rather than for preventive care. The conclusion of the review of dozens of public health programs across European countries was that in the case of oral health, investment in simple preventive programs is cost-effective and that solving the problem of poor oral health in Europe does not require an entirely new policy in every case or a reinvention of the wheel. There are many programs in place to address the oral health inequalities for vulnerable groups, with new models and approaches to care being introduced and explored on an ongoing basis. ...
September 26-30 is Malnutrition Awareness Week in the United States.. The Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research explained in an article that Malnutrition affects the oral health and a poor oral health in turn, may lead to malnutrition. This interdependent relationship sees good nutritional health, thus promoting good oral health and vice versa.. In other words, teeth help you maintain proper eating and nutritional health. And proper diet helps you maintain optimal oral and physical health. When one of these components suffers, the other will suffer as well.. Group Health Dental understands the interdependent relationship between malnutrition and oral health. For that reason wed like to remind our patients of the importance of maintaining a healthy and well-rounded diet. Be sure to include vitamins and minerals and other nutrients that promote healthy tissues and organ function. Its also important to create and continue in good daily oral hygiene routines each day such as brushing and ...
Many parents are of the opinion that a baby does not need any teeth care or hygiene to be maintained as primary or baby teeth are temporary and will fall off, being replaced by permanent teeth. But it is equally important to follow a care and hygiene routine for oral health for babies too as there is an equal chance of tooth decay and gum troubles. Besides starting an early oral care regimen will prepare your baby and make him used to brushing and flossing which is vital for oral health as your baby will grow. Ignoring oral hygiene can lead to cavities and plaque in the primary teeth which can not only cause pain which could have been avoided but also gum infections. Early extraction due to tooth decay of primary teeth can also affect normal growth and occurrence of permanent teeth. Caring for your babys oral health should start before the emergence of your babys first tooth.. ...
Women undergo several hormonal changes throughout their lives, causing hormone levels to fluctuate. This fluctuation can not only cause changes in the body, but in the mouth as well. At my St. Joseph dental office, we want to cater to our female patients, and this blog can explain how their hormonal changes affect their oral health.. Because of the unique hormonal changes women experience, chances for oral health problems actually increase. When hormone levels adjust, the blood supply to the gum tissue is affected, as well as the bodys response to toxins caused by plaque. This makes women more susceptible to gum disease and other oral health problems during certain stages in their lives when the hormonal changes are particularly extreme.. Puberty. The first major change in female hormones occurs during puberty. When a woman enters puberty, the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone surge. This increase in hormone levels not only cause changes to the body, it can also change how your mouth ...
Prosthodontics and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life A Survey Study of an Adult Swedish Population, Including Inequalities in Oral Health and Dental Care Utilization. Zahnheilkunde VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (16.10.2008) - ISBN-13: 978-3-639-00627-8 ...
Poor oral health is still a major burden for populations throughout the world, particularly in developing countries. The aim of this study was investigate oral health behaviour (tooth brushing and dental attendance) and associated factors in low, middle and high income countries. Using anonymous questionnaires, data were collected from 19,560 undergraduate university students (mean age 20.8, SD = 2.8) from 27 universities in 26 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas. Results indicate that 67.2% of students reported to brush their teeth twice or more times a day, 28.8% about once a day and 4.0% never. Regarding dental check-up visit, 16.3% reported twice a year, 25.6% once a year, 33.9% rarely and 24.3% never. In a multivariate logistic regression analysis, being a male, coming from a wealthy or quite well off family background, living in low income or lower middle income, weak beliefs in the importance of regular tooth brushing, depression and PTSD symptoms, tobacco use and frequent gambling,
Research shows that oral health and general health are related. Poor oral health is often associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, cancer, obesity, dementia and Alzheimers disease. In addition to other conditions, oral health is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Integrating oral health in primary care transforms care delivery in ways that benefit both patient and provider. Screening for risk factors and early signs of disease, along with dental referrals can improve patient care and treatment planning. We hope this tip sheet provides the resources you need to learn more about the oral-systemic connection and helps you communicate evidence-based best practice recommendations to optimize your patients health and well-being ...
Background: Oral health (OH) is poor among young adults in Russia, but there is little information on OH-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in this population. We investigated how socio-demographic factors, self-reported OH characteristics, oral health behaviour, and clinically-assessed OH are related to OHRQoL in medical and dental students in North-West Russia. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 391 medical and 275 dental Russian undergraduate students aged 18-25 years. Information on socio-demographic, self-reported OH characteristics, and oral health behaviour was obtained from a structured, self-administered questionnaire. A clinical examination was performed to assess dental caries experience based on the decayed (D) missing (M) filled (F) teeth (T) index; Simplified Oral Hygiene Index; and Gingival Index. OHRQoL was measured by the OH Impact Profile (OHIP-14). Results: 53.6% of students reported low OHRQoL during the last 12 months. Female sex (odds ratio [OR] = 1.48, 95% confidence
This action guide has been developed in partnership between Dental Health Services Victoria and the Department of Health & Human Services to help local government improve oral health.. Local government plays an important role in supporting the objectives of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. Councils can make an impact on their residents oral health by helping to create environments that promote oral health ...
The state Department of Healths recently released surveillance report on the oral health of Hawaiis children doesnt give much to smile about.. The Hawaii Smiles survey confirmed that the states children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the nation. The baseline results were based on data collected from more than 3,000 third-grade students in 67 public elementary schools during the 2014-2015 school year.. Third graders were selected because this is the same target population of national oral health surveillance surveys and provided a basis of comparison with national statistics.. The survey showed that all Hawaii children do not take advantage of preventive measures to improve their oral health. More than 60 percent of children in Hawaii do not have protective dental sealants, a cost-effective clinical intervention to prevent tooth decay in molars.. The surveys key findings:. ...
The influence of oral health on quality of life and influence of other diseases on oral health is a soft area to be focussed on. Also the prospective cures or concepts that can be implemented in near future are discussed under this topic. The following topics covers in this session: Magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray computed tomography, Oral Tissue Biopsy, Immunohistochemistry.. The influence of oral health on quality of life and influence of other diseases on oral health is a soft area to be focussed on. Also the prospective cures or concepts that can be implemented in near future are discussed under this topic. The following topics covers in this session: Magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray computed tomography, Oral Tissue Biopsy, Immunohistochemistry.. ...
Although oral health is improving in England almost a quarter (24.7%) of 5-year olds have tooth decay, meaning 1 in 4 will have tooth decay when they start school. In fact, every 10 minutes a child in England has a rotten tooth removed. It is the most common reason that children aged between five and nine need treatment in hospital.. Poor oral health impacts on children and familys wellbeing and is almost totally preventable. Children who have tooth ache or who need treatment due to poor oral health may have to be absent from school. ...
The number of missed opportunities to discuss oral health as part of medical checkups for both mother and baby is an eye opener, said Dr. Stacie Rivers, Cigna medical director for maternity programs and a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. There is a clear action step for physicians, and significant gains to be made when there is an integrated effort to help patients understand the connection between oral health and overall wellness. The effects of the doctors influence seems to last beyond delivery -- while only 43% of new mothers have had a dental checkup since giving birth, that percentage climbs to 63% for women whose doctors discussed oral health during maternity visits. Postpartum dental visits are also important, particularly as dental hygiene habits may slip once baby arrives. More than one-third of new mothers (36%) say they are brushing and flossing less frequently than before the baby - many blaming lack of time. Similarly, pediatricians can help babies start the path ...
Access to oral health care for children is an important concern that has received considerable attention since publication of Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General in 2000.2 The report identified profound and consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens and that dental disease restricts activities in school, work, and home, and often significantly diminishes the quality of life.2 It concluded that for certain large groups of disadvantaged children there is a silent epidemic of dental disease.2 This report identified dental caries as the most common chronic disease of children in the U.S., noting that 80 percent of tooth decay is found in 20 to 25 percent of children, large portions of whom live in poverty or low-income households and lack access to an on-going source of quality dental care.2 Research on the topic has shown that the distribution of these disparities may vary by age group.3 The mission of the AAPD is to advance optimal oral health for all ...
Who should attend? Professionals who provide continuing education classes for caregivers.. Whats included? 5-hours CE; continental breakfast and lunch; and a training kit that includes the full curriculum, demo materials, handout masters, links to online training materials, and an implementation guide to plan future caregiver trainings. Training kit value: $150. Registration: The training is free for Washington residents and $95 for out-of-state participants. To register, please complete the attached registration form and email or fax it to:. Matt Gonzalez, Washington Dental Service Foundation (WDS Foundation) [email protected]; fax 206-985-4779.. Trained instructors can access the presentation materials here: Trainer Materials. Oral Health for Caregivers is a training curriculum that provides critical oral health information for those who care for older adults. With an emphasis on prevention, the program introduces oral health in an easy-to-understand format that can be used to ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Functional ability and oral health among older people: a longitudinal study from age 75 to 80.. AU - Avlund, K. AU - Holm-Pedersen, P. AU - Schroll, M. N1 - Keywords: Activities of Daily Living; Age Distribution; Aged; Analysis of Variance; Chi-Square Distribution; Chronic Disease; Comorbidity; Cross-Sectional Studies; Denmark; Dental Health Services; Dental Health Surveys; Educational Status; Female; Geriatric Assessment; Health Care Surveys; Humans; Income; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Oral Health; Sex Distribution. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine whether functional ability at age 75 and age 80 is associated with oral health and use of dental services cross-sectionally and whether changes in functional ability from age 75 to age 80 are associated with oral health and regular use of dental services at age 80. DESIGN: The study included a random sample of 75-year-olds at baseline and a follow-up study 5 years later. The data are treated as two cross-sectional ...
Mercer Island Dentist. Dr. Ken McNabb provides Hygiene/Periodontal Health, gum disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal surgery, preventive oral health, oral hygiene, gum care to patients suffering from gingivitis, bad breath, plaque in Bellevue, Newport , Seattle, . Bellevue Dentist providing Hygiene/Periodontal Health in Mercer Island, Washington.
The Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition (BOHMAC) is a statewide organization which advocates for oral health policies to ensure that Massachusetts residents, especially those most vulnerable, have benefit of comprehensive oral health prevention and treatment services. BOHMAC is committed to working with policy-makers, advocates, community partners and health providers to guarantee that oral health is an essential component of overall health.. ...
Good Oral Health Practices You know the drill--its what you hope to avoid with regular brushing and flossing. Brushing twice a day will help get rid of plaque, the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is a sticky film that is deposited on your teeth. It is made up of bacteria, mucus and minerals in the saliva. Bacteria break down the sugars and starches from foods into acids, which attack the enamel on your teeth, causing tooth decay and other problems. Clean white teeth, healthy gums and ...
Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released their report Advancing Oral Health in America, which emphasizes the inextricable link between a persons oral health and overall health.. The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asked the IOM to conduct this study on the state of oral health care in the U.S. We thank the IOM for their insight, expertise and partnership on this important topic. Millions of Americans lack access to oral health care services. This has to change. Secretary Sebelius and the leadership of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the seriousness of this issue and in 2010 instituted a cross agency Oral Health Initiative.. The IOM outlines several timely recommendations to HHS in this report: integrating oral health with primary care, promoting evidence-based preventive services, improving oral health literacy, and enhancing oral health care delivery, particularly in underserved ...
The IOM recommended that HHS design an oral health initiative that addresses areas in greatest need of attention, using approaches that have the most potential for creating improvement s, and to support this effort with strong leadership, sustained interest, and the involvement of multiple stakeholders.. The Committee on an Oral Health Initiative reaffirms that oral health is an integral part of overall health and points to many opportunities to improve the nations oral health, IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., PhD., said in the foreword to the report. We issue this report in the hope that it will prove useful to responsible government agencies, informative to the health professions, and public, and helpful in attaining higher levels of dental health ...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you may see many people sporting pink bracelets, clothes, or even hairstyles, we have chosen to raise awareness by writing about the connection between oral health and breast cancer.. More than 200,000 women are in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. With a breast cancer diagnosis comes a great amount of health challenges, including issues with oral health. Many breast cancer patients are at risk for dental caries, pain, and xerostomia. These conditions can seriously affect oral health.. Xerostomia is a form of dry mouth that can cause serious decay to teeth. We all need saliva in our mouth because it helps to wash away bacteria that will become acid and erode enamel. Suffering from dry mouth allows the bacteria, acid, and plaque on teeth to cause decay much more quickly and severely. This makes it much easier for cavities to form.. Chemotherapy is the main cause for most oral health issues during cancer treatment. The drugs used ...
This study assessed the impact of self-reported oral health on the likelihood of experiencing acute and chronic complications among patients with diabetes.
Did you know that gum disease, cavities, and oral bacteria can be transmitted from you to your child through oral contact? As a parent, your own oral health can be directly attributed to the oral health of your kids.. Next time you drop your babys binky on the ground, think twice before cleaning it with your mouth! You could potentially be contributing more harmful bacteria.. Now that youve increased your awareness of the link between oral health and overall health, its time to put positive oral health practices to the test!. 1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day gently, in a circular motion ...