Smoking Increases the Incidence of Tooth Loss and Smoking Cessation Reduces it

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ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONTobacco use and incidence of tooth loss among US male health professionalsDietrich T, Maserejian NN, Joshipura KJ, Krall EA, Garcia RI.J Dent Res 2007;86(4):373-7STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADEBPURPOSE/QUESTIONThe authors evaluated the associations between the use of various tobacco products (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or chewing tobacco) and the incidence of tooth loss. The study also investigated the association between cessation of cigarette smoking and the incidence of tooth loss.SOURCE OF FUNDINGGovernmentTYPE OF STUDY/DESIGNProspective Cohort Study

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