Dental Health Behaviors, Dentition, and Mortality in the Elderly: The Leisure World Cohort Study

@inproceedings{PaganiniHill2011DentalHB,
  title={Dental Health Behaviors, Dentition, and Mortality in the Elderly: The Leisure World Cohort Study},
  author={Annlia Paganini-Hill and Stuart C. White and Kathryn A Atchison},
  booktitle={Journal of aging research},
  year={2011}
}
In the last decade the effect of oral health on the general health and mortality of elderly people has attracted attention. We explored the association of dental health behaviors and dentition on all-cause mortality in 5611 older adults followed from 1992 to 2009 (median = 9 years) and calculated risk estimates using Cox regression analysis in men and women separately. Toothbrushing at night before bed, using dental floss everyday, and visiting the dentist were significant risk factors for… CONTINUE READING

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