Limited evidence shows a positive benefit on quality of life from restoring missing teeth

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Tooth loss can have important physiologic and social impacts and a strong association has been shown between tooth loss and impaired oral health–related quality of life (OHRQoL).  The aim of this review was to see whether oral rehabilitation following total or partial tooth loss had an impact on  (OHRQoL). PubMed, the Cochrane Central Registry of [read the full story…]

Study suggests people with depression and anxiety have lower use of oral health services and greater tooth loss

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A previous systematic review has shown that ‘‘People with severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are over three times more likely to lose their teeth’.   Another large cross-sectional study from the USA has now been published that looks at the associations among depression, anxiety, use of oral health services, and tooth loss. This [read the full story…]

Tooth loss three times higher in people with serious mental illness

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This review was initially picked up by our colleagues over at the Mental Elf who published this on their blog on 7th September. People with severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are over three times more likely to lose their teeth because of poor oral health than the general population. The research, published [read the full story…]

A causal association between smoking and tooth loss is likely

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The aim of this review was to evaluate the causal association between smoking and tooth loss. The reviewers searched Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and hand searched a number of relevant journals. English language studies investigating associations between smoking and tooth loss and reporting the effect size were included. Quality [read the full story…]