Smoking and drinking as risk indicators for tooth loss in middle-aged Danes.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES:To investigate tobacco and alcohol consumption as risk indicators for missing teeth in late middle-aged Danes. METHOD:In all, 1,517 Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) participants received a clinical oral examination that included number of teeth. Information on smoking, drinking, and various covariates was obtained using self-administered, structured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression (dependent variable: 6+ vs. <6 missing teeth) were used to investigate smoking and drinking in relation to missing teeth. RESULTS:Current smokers, persons who currently or previously smoked >15 tobacco units/day, and persons who had smoked for 27+ years had elevated mean scores of missing teeth and associated odds ratios (OR) compared with never smokers. Relative to nondrinkers, alcohol consumption was associated with reduced odds of missing 6+ teeth. DISCUSSION:Our findings suggest that smoking is positively associated, while alcoholic beverage consumption is inversely related to tooth loss in middle-aged Danes.

journal_name

J Aging Health

authors

Morse DE,Avlund K,Christensen LB,Fiehn NE,Molbo D,Holmstrup P,Kongstad J,Mortensen EL,Holm-Pedersen P

doi

10.1177/0898264313509278

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2014-02-01 00:00:00

pages

54-71

issue

1

eissn

0898-2643

issn

1552-6887

pii

26/1/54

journal_volume

26

pub_type

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