Common Risk Factors for Oral Health

Date :09-Dec-2019


Oral disease is the most widespread chronic disease, despite being highly preventable. The common risk factors that oral disease shares with other chronic diseases/conditions are:

– Risk factor for dental caries, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancers, obesity

Tobacco smoking/chewing
– Risk factor for oral and other cancers, periodontal disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases, diabetes

Alcohol consumption
– Risk factor for oral and other cancers, cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis, trauma

– Risk factor for periodontal disease and other bacterial and inflammatory conditions

– Risk factor for trauma, including dental trauma.

Control & Stress
– Risk factors for periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease

Socio-economic status
– Independent risk factor as well as underlying determinant of other risk factors.

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