Tobacco smoking and periodontal health in a Saudi Arabian population.

@article{Natto2005TobaccoSA,
  title={Tobacco smoking and periodontal health in a Saudi Arabian population.},
  author={Suzan Natto and Mostafa Baljoon and Jan Bergstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 11},
  pages={1919-26}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine the association between tobacco smoking, in particular water pipe smoking, and periodontal health. METHODS A total of 262 citizens of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the age range from 17 to 60 years volunteered to participate in the study. The clinical examinations were carried out at King Faisal Specialty Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah and included assessments of oral hygiene, gingival inflammation, and probing depth. Smoking behavior… CONTINUE READING