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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

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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

May 29, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Marijuana Found to Increase Risk of Oral Diseases

by Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

Marijuana is being recognized for its benefits to both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. The study

February 22, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Estrogen Therapy Proven to Limit Oral Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

by The North American Menopause Society

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining levels of sexual satisfaction. Now a new study suggests that the same estrogen

November 18, 2016 News DiseaseNewsOral HealthPublic Health

E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes are Equally Damaging to Oral Health

by News-Medical

A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR

January 11, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Dental Hygienists Urge You to Commit to Good Oral Health in 2016

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

(Ottawa, ON), The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to set new personal and professional goals. While many of us focus on self-improvement after the holidays, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making

January 4, 2016 News DentalDentistryPeriodontics

Gum disease linked to increased risk of asthma

by Oral Health

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes the airways to constrict and produce excess mucus, making breathing difficult. It is characterized by the obstruction of airflow which is variable over a short period of time. This condition is reversible,