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Flashcards in Mouth Deck (15):
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Most common unmet health need

Oral health

2

Can oral disease affect systemic health?

yes

3

Oral diseases associated with smoking

Lung and oral cancer
Periodontal disease

4

Medications that cause Xerostomia

Steroids, antihistamines, diuretics, antihypertensives, anticholingerics, antidepressants

5

Strong evidence for a link between periodontal disease and...

Diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease

6

Something to warn postmenopausal women about...

Periodontitis increases after menopause

7

Causative agent for gastritis, peptic ulcers, and risk factor for gastric cancers

Helicobactor Pylori

8

Effects of periodontitis on pregnancy

Preterm birth, low birth weight, preeclampsia

9

Edentualism

Loss of large number of teeth

10

Risk factors for dental caries

High bacterial counts, family history, frequently eating sugary, inadequate fluoride, low socioeconomics status,

Plus...
Physical disabilities, existing restoration, decreased salivary flow, certain medications

11

Mouth tenderness, erythema, bleeding gums, mild gum swelling, bad breath

Gingivitis

12

Treatment for gingivitis

Good home hygiene, regular dental visit

13

Etiology of gingivitis

Plaque buildup, changes in hormone levels, oral foreign bodies, gum inflammation

14

Periodontitis

Chronic plaque exposure

15

Treatment for periodontitis

Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, avoid tobacco, oral antibiotics