Dental caries and secondhand smoke associated


This Japanese cohort study analysed data for 76,920 children born between 2004 and 2010 attending routine health checkups finding that exposure to tobacco smoke at 4 months of age was associated with an approximately twofold increased risk of caries.

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Passive smoking and periodontal disease- little evidence currently available of a link


The strong association between smoking and periodontal disease is known (Dental Elf 20th June 2014). However as non-smoking individuals exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (passive or second- hand smoking) are also know to be at risk of disease this review aimed to assess the association between environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and periodontal disease. Searches were [read the full story…]