Chronic stress, depression, and cortisol levels as risk indicators of elevated plaque and gingivitis levels in individuals aged 50 years and older.

@article{Hugo2006ChronicSD,
  title={Chronic stress, depression, and cortisol levels as risk indicators of elevated plaque and gingivitis levels in individuals aged 50 years and older.},
  author={Fernando Neves Hugo and Juliana Balbinot Hilgert and Mary Clarisse Bozzetti and Denise Ruschel Bandeira and Tonantzin Ribeiro Gonçalves and Josiane Pawlowski and Maria da Luz Ros{\'a}rio de Sousa},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={1008-14}
}
BACKGROUND The role of psychoneuroimmunological factors in oral hygiene has been overlooked in the dental literature. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of stress, depression, and cortisol levels in dental plaque accumulation and gingivitis in a population of individuals aged >or=50 years. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 230 subjects, selected from caregivers of demented patient groups and from social activities groups of Porto Alegre, Brazil, were evaluated. Stress was… CONTINUE READING

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