Tobacco use: a modifiable risk factor for dental disease among the elderly.

  title={Tobacco use: a modifiable risk factor for dental disease among the elderly.},
  author={Alan M. Jette and Henry A. Feldman and Sharon L. Tennstedt},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={83 9},
OBJECTIVES Because the public health literature contains few analytic studies of modifiable behavioral risk factors for dental disease among older community-dwelling populations, the New England Elders Dental Study was undertaken as an epidemiologic study of the oral health status of a representative sample of older adults living within the six New England states. METHODS Five dentists conducted comprehensive in-home oral health examinations on 1156 community-dwelling adults aged 70 and older… CONTINUE READING

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