Flashcards in Mouth Deck (15):
Most common unmet health need
Can oral disease affect systemic health?
Oral diseases associated with smoking
Lung and oral cancer
Medications that cause Xerostomia
Steroids, antihistamines, diuretics, antihypertensives, anticholingerics, antidepressants
Strong evidence for a link between periodontal disease and...
Diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease
Something to warn postmenopausal women about...
Periodontitis increases after menopause
Causative agent for gastritis, peptic ulcers, and risk factor for gastric cancers
Effects of periodontitis on pregnancy
Preterm birth, low birth weight, preeclampsia
Loss of large number of teeth
Risk factors for dental caries
High bacterial counts, family history, frequently eating sugary, inadequate fluoride, low socioeconomics status,
Physical disabilities, existing restoration, decreased salivary flow, certain medications
Mouth tenderness, erythema, bleeding gums, mild gum swelling, bad breath
Treatment for gingivitis
Good home hygiene, regular dental visit
Etiology of gingivitis
Plaque buildup, changes in hormone levels, oral foreign bodies, gum inflammation
Chronic plaque exposure