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New Study Demonstrates How Oral Bacteria Can Amplify Gut Inflammation

by New Atlas

Building on the growing link between poor oral health and gastrointestinal disease, new research from the University of Michigan has homed in on the possible mechanisms by which periodontitis can exacerbate the gut inflammation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel

May 26, 2019 News News

Presence of Oral Bacteria in Cerebral Emboli of Stroke Patients

by University of Tampere, ScienceDaily

Researchers at Tampere University have shown for the first time that the cerebral emboli of stroke patients contain DNA from oral pathogens. The research article has been published in the Journal of American Heart Association. The researchers analysed thrombus aspirates, which

April 6, 2019 News News

Routine Dental Procedure Leaves Virginia Man With Life-Threatening Infection

by Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Virginia man is warning others after a routine dental procedure left him with an infection that’s taken years to heal. Matt Brock, of Woodbridge, went two years ago to get a crown replaced on a dental implant, he told WUSA-TV.

January 29, 2019 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

by American Academy of Periodontology

A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease risk. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, uncovered a

October 9, 2018 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

by University of Illinois at Chicago

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

September 14, 2018 News News

Antibiotics Destroy Immune Cells and Worsen Oral Infection, Says Study

by Case Western Reserve University, Medical Xpress

New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at

July 11, 2018 News News

Differences in Mouths of Youth Born With HIV May Increase Risk of Dental Decay

by Forsyth Institute, EurekAlert!

A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria

July 9, 2018 News News

Chlorhexidine Effectiveness Limited in Preventing Oral Procedure Infections

by University of the Basque Country

The human mouth is colonised by a huge variety of bacteria. When surgical procedures such as a tooth extraction are carried out, the bacteria can pass into the bloodstream causing bacteraemia that is generally transient. What is not yet clear

May 24, 2018 News News

Researchers Develop Film to Prevent Bacteria on Dental Retainers, Aligners

by News Medical

Clear, plastic aligners have been growing in popularity as alternatives to bulky, metal braces. And once the teeth are straightened, patients graduate to plastic retainers to maintain the perfect smile. But these appliances can become contaminated, so one group is

May 24, 2018 News News

Oral, Gastric Bacteria May Help Pinpoint Stomach Cancer

by Diana Swift, Medpage Today

Microbial markers could prove useful for diagnosing stomach cancer and its precursors earlier and less invasively, according to a study that identified stomach and oral bacteria that may be involved in gastric tumorigenesis. There were negative changes in microbial composition

May 7, 2018 News News

Cellular Messengers Linked to Growth of Oral Bacteria

by Brianna Aldrich, UCLA Newsroom

A new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis. The study’s findings, which suggest that a body’s cellular messengers

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

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Bacteria in Mouth Linked to Reasoning Behind Migraines

by Darryl Hol, CBC News Health

People who suffer from migraines have long complained that certain foods trigger the severe headaches. New research suggests the culprit might be the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Researchers found that the mouths of people who suffer from migraines harboured