International Journal of Dentistry

The Link between Oral and General Health


Publishing date
01 Jun 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Jan 2019

Lead Editor

1King’s College London Dental Institute, London, UK

2Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

3Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria


The Link between Oral and General Health

Description

The relationship between oral health and general health has been a focus of research interests for decades. While the impact and oral manifestations of certain systemic conditions have been identified very early, later research examined the potential impact of oral diseases on chronic systemic conditions. To list a few, periodontal diseases have been linked to cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, dementia, respiratory diseases, and mortality, where an inflammatory pathway was depicted. More recently, another line of research examined the association between number of teeth, severe dental caries, and general health among older adults and children suggesting a nutritional pathway. While a causal relationship between oral health and general health is still unconfirmed, comorbidities due to common risk factors appear to be a more acceptable explanation in view of the current evidence. This highlights the importance of integrating oral health and general health policies and health promoting interventions.

The aim of this special issue is to highlight the recent findings on the link between oral health and general health for different age groups and for distinct populations and globally. In this special issue we would like to attract recent population-based studies examining mechanisms for the link between oral and general health and studies highlighting the common risk factors for oral and general health. We especially welcome intervention studies with impact on both oral and general health and interventional studies aiming at improving oral health of medically compromised patients. Review studies including those that use conceptual frameworks for oral and general disease pathways on any of the aforementioned topics will also be welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pathways linking periodontal diseases and dental infection to chronic conditions
  • Severe dental caries and general wellbeing of children
  • Oral health and healthy aging
  • Interventions utilizing common risk factors of oral and general conditions

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7862923
  • - Editorial

The Link between Oral and General Health

Wael Sabbah | Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan | Maha El Tantawi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1603657
  • - Clinical Study

Oral Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Lesions in Sjogren’s Syndrome Patients: A Prospective Study

Raouaa Belkacem Chebil | Yassine Oueslati | ... | Nabiha Douki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9105759
  • - Review Article

Association between Dental Caries and Obesity in Children and Young People: A Narrative Review

Abdulmonem A. Alshihri | Helen J. Rogers | ... | Mohammed S. Aldossary
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7315081
  • - Research Article

Causes of Death in Implant Patients Treated in the Edentulous Jaw: A Comparison between 2098 Deceased Patients and the Swedish National Cause of Death Register

Jan Kowar | Victoria Stenport | ... | Torsten Jemt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5475973
  • - Research Article

Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Charlene W. J. Africa | Mervyn Turton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6802349
  • - Research Article

Interleukin-1 Gene Variability and Plasma Levels in Czech Patients with Chronic Periodontitis and Diabetes Mellitus

Petra Borilova Linhartova | Hana Poskerova | ... | Lydie Izakovicova Holla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5939015
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Changes in Cariogenic Bacteria in a Young Moroccan Population with Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

A. Marda | S. Elhamzaoui | ... | L. Bahije
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9610892
  • - Review Article

Dental Care for Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease and Undergoing Hemodialysis

Fulvia Costantinides | Gaetano Castronovo | ... | Roberto Di Lenarda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7315797
  • - Review Article

Vitamin D Deficiency as It Relates to Oral Immunity and Chronic Periodontitis

R. A. G. Khammissa | R. Ballyram | ... | L. Feller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6924631
  • - Review Article

Importance of Mechanical Periodontal Therapy in Patients with Diabetes Type 2 and Periodontitis

Priscilla Naiff | Valéria Carneiro | Maria do Carmo Guimarães
International Journal of Dentistry
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