Tomoya Takiguchi

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between oral dysfunction and depressive symptoms in Japanese community-dwelling seniors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants included 351 community-dwelling seniors (189 men, 162 women) aged 77 years. During dental examination, teeth and periodontal condition, including number of teeth,(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess chewing ability using color-changeable chewing gum and to show the association between chewing ability and geriatric functions, as well as dietary status in the community-dwelling elderly. METHODS The study population consisted of 269 community-dwelling elderly aged ≥ 75 living in Tosa, Japan. Assessment of chewing(More)
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