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Scientists find link between inflamed gums and heart disease

... is an inflammatory process, and that periodontal disease plays a role in atherosclerosis," said ... people (median age 46) with mild to moderate periodontal disease before and after having their periodontal disease treated. One year after treatment, the ...

Stomach ulcer bug causes bad breath

... was significantly higher. In patients with periodontal (gum) disease, 16 of 102 people (15.7%) had H. ... Prevotella intermedia , which is one of the major periodontal bacteria. "Although the presence of H. pylori ... directly cause bad breath, it is associated with periodontal disease, which does cause bad breath," said Dr. ...

Presence of certain antibodies signals healthier teeth and gums

... to assess a patient's probable response to periodontal disease treatments, say researchers at the ... gingivalis, an important pathogen in periodontal disease. The antibody also has potential as a ... were present in much lower amounts in people with periodontal disease, and in much higher concentrations in ...

Want healthy gums? Hit the dairy aisle

... intake of dairy products may also help promote periodontal health. The study analyzed the periodontal health of 942 subjects and determined that those ... of gum disease. Research has suggested that periodontal disease may affect overall systemic health, said ...

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia?

... diseases, diabetes mellitus, depression, dental caries, osteoporosis, and periodontal disease, all of which are either considered risk factors for dementia or ... There are two primary ways that people lose teeth: dental caries and periodontal disease. Both conditions are linked to low vitamin D levels, with ...

Gene therapy appears safe to regenerate gum tissue

... and he reacted to it. It was tragic. This is the first study of periodontal disease therapy that demonstrates the distribution of these genes is very ... field. The two clinical applications to date where it shows potential are periodontal disease and diabetic wounds. Maybe the reason for this is that both ...

Microbes and their hosts -- exploring the complexity of symbiosis in DNA and cell biology

... broad range of scientific topics and disciplines related to microbial symbiosis. These include "The Oral Microbial Consortium's Interaction with the periodontal Innate Defense System," which describes a process called "local chemokine paralysis," in which the membership and characteristics of the bacterial ...

Christopher McCulloch receives the IADR Research in Oral Biology Award

... fibroblasts to inflammatory cytokines and mechanosensory signals. This work led to advances such as guided tissue regeneration, the first automated periodontal probe, and clinical studies linking metalloproteinases and progression of periodontitis, as well as several patents. Sponsored by Church & Dwight ...

Building better bones and tissue in the lab

... Tissue engineering holds great promise for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, fibrosis, periodontal disease and traumatic injuries. However, bone and cartilage currently produced in the laboratory don't have sufficient strength to function in the ...

SAGE-Hindawi launch Journal of Dental Biomechanics

... JDB will be of interest to health care professionals actively involved in: enamel and dentin response to loading following treatment periodontal ligament mechanics (healthy and diseased) lip response to stress from dentition or dentures biomechanics of the TMJ bone loading and ...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008

... means of predicting and classifying Alzheimer's disease. Together with other immune markers associated with Alzheimer's disease, antibodies to these periodontal bacteria could serve to better understand the causes and mechanisms of the disease, the researchers say. Presentation # P1-348 Signs of ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... and severely limit the effect of antibacterial agents. Oral biofilms are commonly associated with infections such as cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease. With antibiotic resistance continually on the rise, researchers are exploring alternative sterilization methods to effectively treat ...

Tooth loss strongly linked to risk of esophageal, head and neck, and lung cancer

... that bacterial infection and inflammation resulting from poor oral care that leads to tooth loss could also be driving development of these cancers. periodontal disease is known to increase risk for stroke and heart disease. Tooth loss is a common consequence of chronic bacterial infection and may, ...

Scientists launch first comprehensive database of human oral microbiome

... contribute to sustaining health and, when their community dynamics are perturbed, play a role in common chronic disease, such as tooth decay and periodontal disease in the mouth. In December 2007, NIH launched the Human Microbiome Project that initially will sequence all of the genes, or genomes, of 600 ...

Microbial biofilms evoke Jekyll & Hyde effects

... the immune system. Biofilms comprising millions of bacteria are at the root of many serious chronic infectious diseases such as cystic fibrosis and periodontal disease, as well as industrial contamination, biofouling and biocorrosion. Yet biofilms also have equal potential for good behaviour, in ...

Molecule that destroys bone also protects it, new research shows

... infectious pathogens that play a major role in periodontal disease in humans, research at the University at ... a bacterium that plays a major role in most periodontal disease in humans. The research findings ... The effects of an IL-17 deficiency in periodontal disease, however, were unknown, so Gaffen’s lab ...

First human study confirms that immune cells can be a primary cause of bone loss in gum disease

... that immune cells play a destructive role in periodontal disease. Although researchers had suspected the correlation between bone loss in periodontal (gum) disease and immune cells, this is the first ... the estimated 80 million Americans suffering from periodontal disease. The study, led by Toshihisa Kawai, ...

UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss

... soft tissues and bone that support teeth to cause periodontal disease. Now scientists have identified the ... 80 percent of adult Americans have some form of periodontal disease, their symptoms ranging from mild gum irritation to complete tooth loss. People with periodontal disease also are at increased risk of stroke and ...

Prenatal nicotine exposure reduces breathing response of newborns...

... regularly visits the dentist and showed no signs of post-partum periodontal disease--a suspected facilitating condition for bacteria to enter the bloodstream. "If periodontal disease is not present, then this raises more questions about how the ...

First link of oral bacteria and preterm birth found in human

... regularly visits the dentist and showed no signs of post-partum periodontal disease--a suspected facilitating condition for bacteria to enter the bloodstream. "If periodontal disease is not present, then this raises more questions about how the ...

Report focuses on the role good microbes play in future medicine

... to pathogens, including gastrointestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, oral diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease, and various other infections, including vaginal infections and possibly skin infections. Probiotics could also conceivably be put to use in ...

Protein-coated dental implants could improve bone regeneration

... together a puzzle, Dr. Wikesjö says. "For the past 20 years, there has been a quest to regenerate tissues around teeth that are lost due to periodontal disease," he says. "I've looked at multiple approaches to achieve regeneration, including bone grafts, root conditioning and membrane devices for ...

Heat-shock protein vaccine reduces alveolar bone loss

... the multiple pathogenic species. The researchers concluded that P. gingivalis HSP60 could potentially be developed as a vaccine to inhibit periodontal disease induced by multiple pathogenic bacteria. ...

New study reveals promising osteoporosis treatment

... with osteoporosis (80%) are women. Dr. LeGeros said future research may also focus on using Mg/Zn/F-CaP compounds to repair fractures and periodontal bone defects. ...

Stress substantially slows human body's ability to heal

... include cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, type-2 diabetes, certain lymphoproliferative diseases and cancers, Alzheimers disease and periodontal disease, the researchers said. "In our past wound-healing experiments, we looked at more severe stressful events," Kiecolt-Glaser said. "This was ...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

... is part of a family of proteins that regulates cartilage and bone formation. Recent studies have shown that BMPs are present in tooth development and periodontal repair. This study mixed BMP-7 genes with an inactivated virus in a gel-like carrier and injected it into wounds. Giannobile said using a virus, ...
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