Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Mandeep Singh Virdi .

382 pages . 
Open Access . 

Oral Health Care, commonly referred to as Dentistry, is the branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area, and the adjacent and associated structures, and their impact on the human body. Oral Health Care is considered necessary for overall health.
The present work is a companion book of Oral Health Care - Pediatric, Research, Epidemiology and Clinical Practices and is aimed at completing the whole range of Oral Health Care. These books are using the internet, information technology’s most potent tool, for its storage, retrieval, and dissemination amongst its target audience of general practitioners, academicians, and research scholars of Oral Health Care Sciences and Practices.
InTech-Open Access Publisher took the initiative in organizing the publication of this book and its companion book, and to make it available on the internet with free access to all those who may be interested in the subject.
The book has contributions from specialists in various subjects of Oral Health Sciences, and is divided into four chapters, namely geriatric dentistry and prosthodontics, periodontology and oral biology, research in oral health, and systemic conditions.
We expect the present work to be accepted as a reference material and initiator of research in the areas covered, as it traces developments on the specific issues and reflects the trend of current research.
The editor wishes to thank all specialist contributors and Publishing Process Manager Ms Irena Voric of InTech for their contributions without which this book would not have been possible. It will not be out of place to acknowledge with gratitude the contribution of my family, who were kind enough to bear with me during the process of developing this book.

Mandeep Singh Virdi
Department of Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry,
PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, HR


Part 1 of the textbook : Geriatric Dentistry and Prosthodontics .

1 Relationship Between Chewing and Swallowing Functions 
and Health-Related Quality of Life 3 Hiroko Miura, Shuichi Hara, Kiyoko Yamasaki and Yoshie Usui

2 Residual Ridge Resorption – Revisited 15 
Derek D’Souza

3 Improvement of Patient’s Satisfaction and 
Oral Health-Related Quality of Life by the Implant and Prosthodontic Treatment 25 Nikola Petricevic, Asja Celebic and Ksenija Rener-Sitar

4 Association Between Tooth Loss 
and Cancer Mortality in Elderly Individuals 53 Toshihiro Ansai and Yutaka Takata

5 Geriatric Oral Health – Appreciating and 
Addressing It with a Team Approach 67 Mun Loke Wong and Hilary P. Thean

6 Research and Clinical Applications of Facial Analysis in Dentistry 77 Barbara de Lima Lucas, Roberto Bernardino Júnior, Luiz Carlos Gonçalves, Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavião and Vanderlei Luiz Gomes

Part 2 of the textbook : Periodontology and Oral Biology .

7 Clinical and Histological Evaluation of 
Barberry Gel on Periodontal Inflammation 97 Abbas Makarem, Amir Moeintaghavi, Hossein Orafaei, Mahboube Shabzendedar and Iman Parissay

8 Periodontal Disease and Carotid Atherosclerosis: 
Mechanisms of the Association 109 Maria Serena De Franceschi, Leonzio Fortunato, Claudio Carallo, Cesare Tripolino, Concetta Irace, Michele Figliuzzi, Antonio Crispino and Agostino Gnasso

9 Relationship Between 
Oral Malodor and Oral Microbiota 121 Nao Suzuki, Masahiro Yoneda and Takao Hirofuji

10 Oral Health and Nutrition 131 
Sudeshni Naidoo

11 Use of Polyols in Oral Biology Research 143 
Kauko K. Mäkinen

12 Virulence Mechanisms of Leukotoxin from 
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans 165 Anders Johansson and Sotos Kalfas

13 Transformation of Nitrite and Nitric Oxide Produced by Oral Bacteria to Reactive Nitrogen Oxide Species in the Oral Cavity 193
Umeo Takahama and Sachiko Hirota

Part 3 of the textbook : Research in Oral Health and Systemic Conditions .

14 Dentists and Preventive Oral Health Care 207 
Hadi Ghasemi

15 Inequality of Oral Health in a Life-Course Perspective 233 
Dorthe Holst and Annemarie A. Schuller

16 The Role of the Oral Health Therapist in the Provision of Oral Health Care to Patients Across All Ages 249 Hanny Calache and Matthew Hopcraft

17 Oral Health & HIV 271 
Sudeshni Naidoo

18 Oral Health of People with Psychiatric Disorders 287 
Lin-Yang Chi and Kuan-Yu Chu

19 Structural Changes on Human Dental Enamel 
Treated with Er:YAG, CO2 Lasers and Remineralizing Solution: EDS Analysis 299 Rosalía Contreras-Bulnes, Oscar Fernando Olea-Mejía, Laura Emma Rodríguez-Vilchis, Rogelio José Scougall-Vilchis and Claudia Centeno-Pedraza

20 Indigenous Australians and Oral Health 319 
Madeline Shearer and Lisa Jamieson

21 Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude 
and Practices of Parents/Caregivers 341 Suttatip Kamolmatyakul

22 Systemic Methods of Fluoride 
and the Risk for Dental Fluorosis 357 Consuelo Fernanda Macedo de Souza, José Ferreira Lima Júnior, Maria Soraya P. Franco Adriano and Fabio Correia Sampaio ;

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