Tooth loss linked to depression, anxiety

Today, at the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, R. Constance Wiener, from West Virginia University, Morgantown, will present a research study titled “Association of Tooth Loss and Depression and Anxiety.”

Tooth loss from caries and periodontal disease is an outcome from complex, chronic conditions. Several biopsychosocial factors are involved, including accessing care. Individuals reporting dental anxiety may avoid dental care; and individuals with depression may be negligent in self-care. In this study, researchers examined a potential association of tooth loss with depression and anxiety.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey is a complex, telephone survey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments. In this study, the researchers used the BRFSS 2010 data (451,075 respondents). Analysis involved frequency, Chi square analysis, and complex survey logistic regression. Participants eligibility included being 19 years or older, and having complete data on depression, anxiety and tooth loss.

There were 76,292 eligible participants; and 13.4% of participants reported anxiety, 16.7% reported depression, and 5.7% reported total tooth loss. The sample was evenly distributed between males and females; there were 68.7% non-Hispanic whites, 12.7% non-Hispanic blacks, 12.5% Hispanics, and 6.8% other. In Chi-square analysis by tooth loss: depression, anxiety, and a combined category of depression or anxiety were significantly different in tooth loss (p <0.0001) v. participants without the conditions. The unadjusted odds ratio for tooth loss and anxiety was 1.58 (95% CI: 1.46, 1.71; p<.0001); for depression: 1.64 (95% CI: 1.52, 1.77; p<.0001); and for anxiety or depression as a combined category: 1.55 (95% CI: 1.44, 1.66; p<.0001). The adjusted odds ratio (AOR) for anxiety was 1.13 (95% CI: 0.99, 1.30; p=0.0773); for depression: 1.16 (95% CI: 1.02, 1.32; p=0.0275); and in a separate analysis of the combined anxiety or depression category, the AOR was 1.23 (95% CI: 1.11, 1.36).

At the conclusion of this national study, the researchers found that depression and anxiety are associated with tooth loss. Funding for this study was provided by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the, U54GM104942.

Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by International & American Associations for Dental Research. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

Original story here.
Diet And Weight Loss News — Sciencedaily
— Courtesy “Science News Daily” (ScienceNewsDaily.com) <p>

Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones- Complete Workout: Get into the zone with TV’s kick-butt trainer, Jillian Michaels, and tackle stubborn problem areas…

<p> [wprebay kw=”workout” num=”2″ ebcat=”26395″]

You May Also Like These Topics...
2 women playing soccer on green grass field during daytime

You Can Help Your Child Get More Exercise By Following These 5 Tips

Does your child get enough exercise? You can get your children more active with these 5 fun parenting tips.

man in black t-shirt and black shorts running on road during daytime

Better Health in Four Steps

In just four steps, you can improve your health for the better and this article will show you how. The steps below are bite-sized nuggets of health information you can actually use to live a healthy life. Here we go… Nutritional supplements are the first step As far as I’m concerned, they are very important […]

Top 4 Nutrition Predictions in the New Year

Several food and nutrition trends were in the spotlight this year, including the continued rise of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice creams and superfoods that are blasts from the past — legumes, apples and cabbage. It can be easy to experience nutrition whiplash in the New Year, but don’t be a victim. Get a jump-start on […]

Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step

If you want to lose weight, you’re not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals. One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intake. While this may seem […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Previous Post

Bariatric surgery decreases risk of uterine cancer, study shows

Next Post
Fat Loss Healthy Lifestyle Running

'biggest Loser' Shares Tips For Shedding Pounds


    • Emi Plenos
    • March 23, 2014

    i just died. :(

    • tiniliciouz
    • March 23, 2014

    this makes my bum and thighs hurt like a bitch. okay, and every other tiny
    muscle in my body. I sometimes have to breathe for a few seconds but hey –
    finishing this is the most important thing. like she says… this is no

    • cherripj
    • March 23, 2014

    I did everything but the plank to the best of my ability. She kicked my

    • Annette Dijkstra
    • March 23, 2014

    How often do i do this? Every day? How long? Etc? I am only familliar with
    30 day shred :)

    • Aniqa Ahmed
    • March 23, 2014

    No wonder I found this hard lol, I have been using 4.5lbs weights :(

    • Miss Margarita
    • March 23, 2014

    I thought this video wasn’t that hard but challenging and it really
    targeted the muscles. I really enjoyed it and plan on upgrading to 5lb.

    • Gil R
    • March 23, 2014

    Love this workout!! I feel like I did my exercise for the day as opposed to
    the 30 day shred- where I feel like it’s kind of a cop-out :)

    • Sun- Bunz
    • March 23, 2014

    I finished the Shred, 2nd time around. This workout is slightly less
    intense than the Shred, but VERY challenging, sometimes pretty painful, but
    after the shred, it’s not as bad. And it’s LONG! But at least it’s almost
    all strength. No jumping back into cardio over & over, so I think it’s
    somewhat less hard. I recommend trying 30 Day Shred first, all the way thru
    to work your way into this. I I’ve been doing this almost a week, I can
    REALLY feel the results tightening up the parts I want: thighs, butt, arms,
    & abs.

    • Angelik Mangone
    • March 23, 2014

    is this a good core workout?

    • Iwona Osiska
    • March 23, 2014

    Finally I finished the whole workout !!! I LOVE IT!!

    • Sasa Simion
    • March 23, 2014

    finally finished the whole workout 

    • Eva Krumina
    • March 23, 2014

    I did it with 4.5 lb dumbbells, as well it was my first time, so I’m pround
    I did Exactly a half of it without any break :D

    • marie ramos
    • March 23, 2014

    How often do you do this video and can you also do just legs after or
    before this video? 

    • Alethea Dollie
    • March 23, 2014

    I love your workout.

    • Jazana999
    • March 23, 2014

    i love Jillian!!! And her workouts!!

    • Samantha Doval
    • March 23, 2014

    Doing this with 5 pound weights is a bad idea! Lol. Love the work-out
    though, I skip the side planks because that is so hard for me, but I feel
    proud that I did the whole video <3 LOVE JILLIAN :)

    • Diana Antunez Osorio
    • March 23, 2014

    for how lomg do you do this workout??( i mean for how many weeeks??)

    • gee pearl
    • March 23, 2014

    Jillian is my go to girl whenever I eat like a crazy person.. had so much
    Chinese last night so I’m gonna do this right now..it gets difficult at d
    beginning, but I later get slightly used to the workout in like 20mins. 

    • Anahi Puente
    • March 23, 2014


    • Aurora Torres
    • March 23, 2014

    I thinking make this exercise but I never made good the floor exercise. :(

Leave a Reply