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Abstract Objective. To describe the periodontal condition of the elderly in Finland and its association with sociodemographic factors. Material and methods. The study was based on a subpopulation of 1460 persons (748 dentate persons) aged ≥65 years who participated in a nationally...
Abstract Objective. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the 10 most common malignant tumors and SCC accounts for ≈94% of all oral malignancies. The risk of malignant transformation in dysplastic lesions is greater than that of normal oral mucosa. The definite roles of mast cells and...
Abstract Objective. To analyze whether gender, self-reported bruxism, and variations in dental occlusion predicted incidence and persistence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) during a 2-year period. Material and methods. The study population comprised 280 dental students at Umeå University in...
Abstract Objective. To examine the link between tooth loss and multilevel factors in a national sample of middle-aged adults in Brazil. Material and methods. Analyses were based on the 2003 cross-sectional national epidemiological survey of the oral health of the Brazilian population, which...
Abstract Objective. Controversy exists concerning the etiological factors behind degenerative changes in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Tooth attrition, occlusal support, food consistency, ageing, gender and genetics are some possible causative factors that have been discussed in the...
Abstract Objective. To investigate the competition between probiotics in bio-yogurt and periodontal pathogens in vitro. Material and methods. The antimicrobial activity of bio-yogurt was studied by agar diffusion assays, using eight species of putative periodontal pathogens and a ‘protective...
Abstract Objective. To conduct a systematic review of studies concerning the psychosocial well-being of surgical–orthodontic patients. Material and methods. Articles published between 2001 and 2009 were searched using PubMed, Web of Science, and PsycInfo. Only articles written in English were...
Abstract Objective. To assess any differences in psychological and endocrine variables between homogeneous core groups of young women with well-defined muscle- or disk-related temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and matched controls. Material and methods. Fifteen women, aged 18–24 years,...
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