Association of erosive tooth wear and dental caries in Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 - an epidemiological cross-sectional study.

Alaraudanjoki, Viivi; Laitala, Marja-Liisa; Tjäderhane, Leo; Pesonen, Paula; Lussi, Adrian; Anttonen, Vuokko (2016). Association of erosive tooth wear and dental caries in Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 - an epidemiological cross-sectional study. BMC Oral Health, 17(1)(6), p. 6. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12903-016-0232-x

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BACKGROUND The main aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence and severity of erosive tooth wear and its association with dental caries and socio-demographic factors among middle-aged Finnish adults. METHODS Of the total Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (n = 12,058), a convenience sample (n = 3181 adults) was invited for an oral health examination of which 1962 (61.7 %) participated, comprising the final study group. Clinical examinations were carried out by trained and calibrated dentists. Erosive tooth wear was assessed by sextants using the Basic Erosive Wear Examination Index (BEWE, 0-18) and dental caries at surface level using the ICDAS criteria (0-6). Socio-demographic data were obtained from a postal questionnaire. A logistic regression model was generated to test the association of the variables. RESULTS The prevalence of erosive tooth wear was 75 % and the mean of the BEWE sum score was 3.4 (SD 3.30). Almost half of the members needed non-invasive or invasive measures to prevent further progression of the condition. Of those with erosive lesions, 14.6 % suffered from severe erosive tooth wear. There was a strong positive relationship between the presence of severe erosive tooth wear (BEWE sum score ≥9) and male gender and restorative treatment need. CONCLUSIONS Erosive tooth wear is a common finding in Finnish adult population; almost one in ten suffer from severe erosive tooth wear. Restorative treatment need seems to be associated with severe erosive tooth wear.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1472-6831

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

26 Jan 2017 16:32

Last Modified:

29 Jan 2017 06:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s12903-016-0232-x

PubMed ID:

27430337

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Dental caries, Epidemiologic, Erosion, Middle-aged

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.91592

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/91592

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