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Explaining gender differences in caries: a multifactorial approach to a multifactorial disease.

Ferraro, Maria and Vieira, Alexandre R (2010) Explaining gender differences in caries: a multifactorial approach to a multifactorial disease. Int J Dent, 2010. 649643 - ?.

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Abstract

Many studies have demonstrated that caries rates are higher in women than in men. This review attempts to provide an explanation for this trend by examining each factor which contributes to caries and how the factor differs in men and women. Evidence has been provided to demonstrate that caries risk factors for women include a different salivary composition and flow rate, hormonal fluctuations, dietary habits, genetic variations, and particular social roles among their family. Systemic diseases that have been found to be associated with caries have also been found to have an association with the female gender. An extended exposure to the oral cavity or a more cariogenic oral microflora has not been proven to contribute to higher caries in women. Further research in these areas could be done in the future to explain their contribution, or lack thereof, to a higher caries rate in women.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ferraro, Maria
Vieira, Alexandre Ralexandre_vieira@pitt.eduARV11
Date: 18 February 2010
Date Type: Acceptance
Journal or Publication Title: Int J Dent
Volume: 2010
Page Range: 649643 - ?
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1155/2010/649643
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
Funders: NIDCR NIH HHS (R01 DE018914)
Other ID: NLM PMC2840374
PubMed Central ID: PMC2840374
PubMed ID: 20339488
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 19:43
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 14:00
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14330

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