Original ArticlesA Case-Control Study on Tobacco and Alcohol Addicted Subjects: Perceiving Oral HealthAhrens, Alessandro GSM, DD*; Bressi, Tamara MD†Author Information *Studio Dentistico Dr. Ahrens Alessandro, Spoltore, (Pe), Italy †ENT Department, University Hospital, Perugia, Italy Reprints: Alessandro Ahrens, GSM, DD, Studio Dentistico Dr. Ahrens Alessandro, Spoltore, (Pe), Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment: June 2006 - Volume 5 - Issue 2 - p 99-104 doi: 10.1097/01.adt.0000185137.58631.16 Buy Metrics Abstract The aim of this work is to evaluate how alcohol and tobacco addicted and not addicted patients perceive the importance of oral health, taking care of their oral hygiene. In the last 5 years, we analyzed 146 subjects (73 addicted and 73 not addicted of both sexes, having for both groups the same age range for males and females) who underwent dental treatment in our private clinic. The results we obtained show how women, both addicted and not addicted, perceive more than men the importance of oral health. We also analyzed in those subjects the presence of 6 diseases: Stomatitis, Aftae, Candidosis, Leukoplakia, Erythroplakia, and Cancer. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.