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

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Alaraudanjoki , V , Laitala , M-L , Tjaderhane , L , Pesonen , P , Lussi , A & Anttonen , V 2016 , ' Association of erosive tooth wear and dental caries in Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966-an epidemiological cross-sectional study ' , BMC Oral Health , vol. 17 , 6 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-016-0232-x

Title: Association of erosive tooth wear and dental caries in Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966-an epidemiological cross-sectional study
Author: Alaraudanjoki, Viivi; Laitala, Marja-Liisa; Tjaderhane, Leo; Pesonen, Paula; Lussi, Adrian; Anttonen, Vuokko
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2016-07-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: BMC Oral Health
ISSN: 1472-6831
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/165278
Abstract: 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.
Subject: Erosion
Epidemiologic
Middle-aged
Dental caries
RISK INDICATORS
PREVALENCE
CHILDREN
SCHOOLCHILDREN
14-YEAR-OLD
ADULTS
HAGUE
313 Dentistry
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