Risk of Tooth Loss After Cigarette Smoking Cessation

  title={Risk of Tooth Loss After Cigarette Smoking Cessation},
  author={Elizabeth A Krall Kaye and Thomas Dietrich and Martha E. Nunn and Raul Isidro Garcia},
  journal={Preventing Chronic Disease},
  pages={1 - 43}
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the effect of cigarette smoking cessation on risk of tooth loss. We examined how risk of tooth loss changed with longer periods of smoking abstinence in a prospective study of oral health in men. METHODS Research subjects were 789 men who participated in the Veterans Administration Dental Longitudinal Study from 1968 to 2004. Tooth status and smoking status were determined at examinations performed every 3 years, for a maximum follow-up time of 35 years… CONTINUE READING
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