Association Between Tooth Loss, Receipt of Dental Care, and Functional Disability in an Elderly Japanese Population: The Tsurugaya Project.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To examine whether number of remaining teeth and regular dental care affect incident functional disability in elderly Japanese adults. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Tsurugaya district, Sendai, Japan. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling individuals aged 70 and older (N = 834). MEASUREMENTS The outcome measurement was incident… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14390

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