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Smoking, Snuffing and Oral Health with Special Reference to Dental Caries


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Title: Smoking, Snuffing and Oral Health with Special Reference to Dental Caries
Authors: Hellqvist, Lena
E-mail: Lena.Hellqvist@kau.se
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Odontology. Department of Cariology
Parts of work: I:Hellqvist L, Rolandsson M, Birkhed D,Hugoson A. Tobacco use in relation to socioeconomic factors and dental care habits among Swedish individuals 15-70 years of age, 1983-2003. Int J Dent Hygiene 7: 62-70, 2009.
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II: Hugoson A, Hellqvist L, Rolandsson M,Birkhed D. Dental caries in relation to smoking and the use of Swedish snus: epidemiological studies covering 20 years (1983-2003). Acta Odontol Scand 2012;70:289-96.
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III: Hellqvist L, Hugoson A, Rolandsson M, Lingström P, Birkhed D.Dental caries and associated factors in a group of Swedish snus users.Unpublished

IV: Hellqvist L, Boström A, Lingström P, Hugoson A, Rolandsson M, Birkhed D. Effect of nicotine-free and nicotine-containing snus on plaque pH in vivo. Unpublished
Date of Defence: 2012-11-02
Disputation: Fredagen den 2 november 2012, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Odontology)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: carbohydrates
dental care habits
dental caries
nicotine-containing snus
nicotine-free snus
plaque pH
salivary factors
smokeless tobacco
smoking
snuff
socioeconomic factors
tobacco
Abstract: Background and aims: This thesis describes oral health and the use of tobacco with the emphasis on dental caries and Swedish snuff (snus). There appears to be a general opinion in Sweden that snus protects against caries, but there are no scientific studies that support these speculations. More research is therefore needed and the aims of the present investigations were accordingly: 1) to describe the use of tobacco and changes over time (1983-2003) in randomly selected individuals between 15 an... more
ISBN: ISBN 978-91-628-8533-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29714
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