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OBJECTIVES The ongoing controversial discussion about a possible negative effect of amalgam fillings on the cognitive abilities and the pathogenesis dementia was the objective of the present study. SAMPLE A total of 300 patients aged from 70 to 103 years were selected from the multidisciplinary 'Berlin Aging Study' (BASE). The sample was heterogeneous(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this single - blind, multicenter, parallel, randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of the application of a high-fluoride toothpaste on root caries in adults. METHODS Adult patients (n = 130, ♂ = 74, ♀ = 56; mean age ± SD: 56.9 ± 12.9) from three participating centers, diagnosed with root caries, were randomly(More)
It was investigated whether L*a*b* values for teeth as well as shade tabs for one 3D-Master shade were similar to one another. Teeth were measured using Vita Easyshade and L*a*b* values and the closest 3D shade was then recorded. The shade-guide tabs were also measured using the same device. 3D-Master shades yielded different L*a*b* values for the teeth(More)
BACKGROUND Oral diseases rank among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases in modern societies. In Germany, oral epidemiological data show that both dental caries and periodontal diseases are highly prevalent, though significant improvements in oral health has been taking in the population within the last decades, particularly in children. It is,(More)
AIMS To describe dental treatment needs and demands of crew on a cruise ship during a world cruise. METHODS The routine dental documentation of a two months period at sea on a cruise ship carrying 999 crew was analysed. Age, gender, diagnosis, treatment performed, percentage of emergency and routine procedures, number of appointments, duration of(More)
OBJECTIVE Collection of normative data on activity patterns of the masseter during sleep in elderly denture wearers by portable electromyography (EMG) recorders. BACKGROUND Complete denture wearers might suffer from orofacial pain caused by myoarthropathies of the masticatory system. Indeed, denture instability may precipitate parafunctional habits and(More)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the state of tongue pressure production during supraglottic swallow (SS) and super-supraglottic swallow (SSS) performed by healthy adults, and to investigate the effects of these swallowing maneuvers on the oral stage of swallowing. The participants were 19 healthy individuals. Tongue pressure against the hard(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to assess oral and nutritional status of nursing home residents in a region of Lower Saxony, Germany. The aim was to show potential associations between oral status (dentate or edentulous), further anamnestic factors (dementia, age, smoking) and the risk for malnutrition in this population. METHODS In this observational(More)
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