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October 13, 2021 News Gum DiseaseNews

Study: Heartburn Drugs May Have Unexpected Benefits on Gum Disease

by The University at Buffalo

The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo study. The research found that patients who used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – a class of drugs commonly prescribed to

May 7, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Researchers Suggest Link Between Gum Disease and COVID Deaths

by Toronto Sun

New research suggests that poor oral hygiene can lead to COVID-19 complications. McGill University researchers have found that people with periodontitis were 8.8 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those without gum disease. Researchers say there are links

March 9, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Experts Say Gum Disease Could Increase COVID-19 Symptom Severity

by WAVY.com

Dental experts are saying gum disease can cause more problems than rotting teeth and bad breath. A new study shows it may increase your risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. The research suggests COVID-19 patients who have gum disease are nine times

January 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Experts Discover Biological Imbalance is the Link Between Gum and Kidney Disease

by University of Birmingham

An imbalance of the body’s oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why gum disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other, a new study led by the University of Birmingham has found. Periodontitis –

January 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Microbiome Study: Gum Disease-Causing Bacteria Borrow Growth Molecules From Neighbors to Thrive

by The University at Buffalo

The human body is filled with friendly bacteria. However, some of these microorganisms, such as Veillonella parvula, may be too nice. These peaceful bacteria engage in a one-sided relationship with pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, helping the germ multiply and cause gum

November 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mechanism Linking Gum Disease to Heart Disease, Other Inflammatory Conditions Discovered

by University of Toronto

U of T Dentistry researchers find first evidence that neutrophil immune cell activity is the missing link connecting periodontal disease with heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions The link between periodontal (gum) disease and other inflammatory conditions such as heart

September 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with Clefts are at High Risk for Tooth Decay, Gum Disease and Other Serious Oral Health Concerns

by FDI World Dental Federation

Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk

July 10, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study Confirms Association Between Lupus and Gum Disease

by Lupus.org

A newly published meta-analysis shows that lupus is significantly associated with periodontitis (gum disease). Periodontitis is a serious infection characterized by inflammation of the gums, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss. While people with lupus were found to have a higher

April 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Immune-Regulating Drug Improves Gum Disease in Mice

by Science Daily

A drug that has life-extending effects on mice also reverses age-related dental problems in the animals, according to a new study published today in eLife. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common problem in older adults that

December 4, 2019 News News

New Study Explores the Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease

by Case Western Reserve University

Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States—and studies show these chronic conditions may be related. This new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways

pregnant gum disease
November 22, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Premature Birth: Helping Pregnant Patients Understand The Dangers Of Gum Disease

by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis

Being pregnant is a wonderful time for women, and it’s packed with so much to do when preparing for their baby. Unfortunately, during this busy time, one of the things that sometimes gets less attention is dental health. This is

October 23, 2019 News News

Dentist Suspended Due To Patient Bleeding To Death After He Extracted Ten Of Her Teeth

by The Telegraph

A dentist has been banned from practising for a year after one of his patients bled to death only hours after he extracted ten of her teeth. Tushar Patel,  who worked at Confidential Clinics in Purley, Surrey, treated a woman suffering from

Systemic Inflammation
February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives

by Dr. Kathryn Alderman

A New look at Systemic Inflammation, Microbiome, Gum Disease Diagnosis, Treatment and Keeping Dental/Gum Disease in Remission Traditionally in dentistry we have been taught to ask our patients to brush, floss and visit us twice a year for checkups to

November 1, 2018 News News

UB Oral Biology Researchers Receive Combined $6.6 Million to Study Gum Disease, Sjögren’s Syndrome, Bone Loss

by University at Buffalo

Researchers within the University at Buffalo Department of Oral Biology were recently awarded six grants totaling $6.6 million, helping to double funding received by the department from the previous year. The grants, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will

August 30, 2018 News News

Oral Microbiome Therapy May Improve Cirrhosis Symptoms

by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

In the treatment of severe liver disorders such as cirrhosis the standard of care traditionally has not focused on the patient’s teeth. Yet now, investigators at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have just released new study findings that show routine

April 24, 2018 News NewsPeriodontics

FDI Puts Focus on Global Prevention of Periodontal Disease

by FDI, PR Newswire

FDI World Dental Federation published two resources – a white paper and a practical guide – as part of its Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), which aims to bring attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide.

April 24, 2018 News News

Alcoholic Drinks Linked to Harmful Oral Bacteria

by News Medical

When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check

March 1, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Red Wine Chemicals Help Fight Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

by Alex Therrien, BBC News

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay

September 11, 2017 News NewsOral Health

Could a mouthful of squid ink replace painful dental probes for gum disease?

by PBS NewsHour

It’s one of the worst parts of a dental checkup — painful probing with sharp instruments to look for signs of gum disease. The time-consuming and sometimes bloody process keeps patients fearful, hygienists frustrated, and dentists worried they might be

August 2, 2017 News DiseaseNews

Common Gum Infections Linked to Many Cancers in Women

by Lisa Rapaport, Reuters

Older women with gum infections are more likely to get many common cancers than their peers who have perfect oral health, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as periodontal disease, serious infections in the mouth that are