Depressive symptoms and untreated dental caries in older independently living South Brazilians.

@article{Hugo2012DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms and untreated dental caries in older independently living South Brazilians.},
  author={Fernando Neves Hugo and Juliana Balbinot Hilgert and Maria da Luz Ros{\'a}rio de Sousa and Jaime Aparecido Cury},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          376-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND The importance of psychological reactions in modifying oral health behaviors and salivary immunity has been shown previously, but few studies assessed whether psychological reactions are associated with caries in populations. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the association of depressive symptoms with untreated caries using a hierarchal approach. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, a random sample of 390 South Brazilians aged 60 years or more was evaluated using a… CONTINUE READING

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