March 13, 2013

Smoking and Tooth Loss

The just published Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), March 1, 2013, cites the Buffalo OsteoPerio Study, which followed 1,106 postmenopausal women, comparing tooth loss and smoking status.
After adjusting for age, education, income, body mass index, history of diabetes diagnosis, calcium supplement use and dental visit frequency, the authors found that heavy smokers (packs smoked per day, years of smoking, pack-years and years since quitting smoking) were significantly associated with tooth loss due to periodontal disease, but not with tooth loss due to tooth decay.
Source: JADA, 3/1/2013, Vol. 144, No. 3, 252-265

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. This post will influence chain smokers to quit smoking. One of my friends had his dental implants in New York a few days back to solve his missing teeth problem which was caused by smoking. His dentist told him that smoking is one of the significant risk factors of periodontal disease which leads tooth loss.


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