Periodontal status of a subject sample of Yemen.

  title={Periodontal status of a subject sample of Yemen.},
  author={Reiner Mengel and Marsha L. Eigenbrodt and Torsten Sch{\"u}nemann and Lavin Flores-de-Jacoby},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={23 5},
From August to October 1991, the periodontal status of 1001 Yemenis representing the age groups 12-14, 15-19, 20-24 and 35-44 years was recorded and evaluated with reference to the CPITN, the calculus index and clinical attachment levels. The impact of chewing khat, the leaves of a cultivated, alkaloid shrub, and of using the traditional miswak chewing stick for oral hygiene purposes were investigated. The results show that 6.9% of the juvenile probands (15-19 years) had healthy periodontal… CONTINUE READING


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