Oral Dis 2015 Sep 6;21(6):721-9. Epub 2015 Apr 6.
Section of Oral Medicine, Clinical Oral Physiology, Oral Pathology and Anatomy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in a sample of older Danish people and to investigate their associations with age, gender, systemic diseases, medications, xerostomia and salivary secretion.
Methods: A total of 668 community-dwelling individuals aged 65-95 years underwent a clinical examination, measurements of unstimulated and stimulated whole and labial salivary flow rates and an interview regarding xerostomia, general health, medication, tobacco and alcohol habits.
Results: Seventy-five per cent of all participants and 70% of the non-medicated ones had one or more oral mucosal lesions. Read More