alexa Tobacco use and incidence of tooth loss among US male health professionals.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Author(s): Dietrich T, Maserejian NN, Joshipura KJ, Krall EA, Garcia RI

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Data on the dose-dependent effects of smoking and smoking cessation on tooth loss are scarce. We hypothesized that smoking has both dose- and time-dependent effects on tooth loss incidence. We used longitudinal data on tobacco use and incident tooth loss in 43,112 male health professionals, between 1986 and 2002. In multivariate Cox models, current smokers of 5 to 14 and 45+ cigarettes daily had a two-fold (HR, 1.94; 95\% CI, 1.72, 2.18) and three-fold (HR, 3.05; 95\% CI, 2.38, 3.90) higher risk of tooth loss, respectively, compared with never-smokers. Risk decreased with increasing time since cessation, but remained elevated by 20\% (95\% CI, 16\%, 25\%) for men who had quit 10+ years before. Current pipe/cigar smokers had a 20\% (95\% CI, 1.11, 1.30) increased risk of tooth loss compared with never- and former smokers of pipes/cigars.
This article was published in J Dent Res and referenced in Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version