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Oral/body inflammatory connection explained

... is? It may be now. A strong connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been ... adults in the United States have been affected by periodontal disease and an estimated 80.7 million adults (1 ... Gale, PhD, will discuss the correlation between periodontal disease and CVD. Information presented during ...

New treatment for receding gums: No pain, lots of gain

... to the American Academy of Periodontology, periodontal disease is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults aged 35 and older. periodontal disease includes gum recession, also called ... most American adults and research is linking periodontal disease to other health problems, including heart ...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

... oral health problems, including tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary gland dysfunction and ... As diabetes can lower resistance to infection, periodontal disease can develop. Brushing twice a day ... film of bacteria that causes tooth decay and periodontal disease. Using fluoride toothpaste and an ...

Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis

... and advanced attachment loss (the extent of periodontal support that has been destroyed around a tooth) ... a statistically significant improvement in periodontal status was seen in 20 (80%) of the 25 ... and supporting the teeth, including the cementum, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, and gingival / gums). ...

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Releases New Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Guidelines

... mom and baby. "There is evidence associating periodontal disease and increased risk of preterm birth and ... significant differences between women treated for periodontal disease and those who were not treated. The findings suggest that incorporating periodontal care may result in improved pregnancy outcomes. ...

Interleukin Genetics Launches Inherent Health Brand of Genetic Tests Offering Clear and Personalized Insights to Wellness

... and nutritional needs, as well as PST(R), the periodontal disease risk assessment test. The products ... density associated with osteoporosis. -- periodontal Disease (PST(R)) Genetic Test identifies an ... of inflammation and subsequent risk for periodontal disease. The test is currently available through ...

Journal of Periodontology and the American Journal of Cardiology develop joint clinical recommendations

... issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that ... have not done so within the past 12 months. A periodontal evaluation should be considered in patients with ... of hs-CRP or other inflammatory biomarkers. A periodontal evaluation of patients with atherosclerotic CVD ...

Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection

... issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that ... training in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, the paper contains clinical ... summarizes the scientific evidence that links periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease and explains ...

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

... that studied 40 patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease and a severe form of rheumatoid ... their patients to be aware of the link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis, says Askari. ... new drug received a standard nonsurgical form of periodontal treatment to clean and remove the infection from ...

LANAP Inventors Call ADA's Laser Position Statement Flawed

... - in the published, prestigious, peer-reviewed periodontal literature and was the basis for the FDA's ... the use of lasers for the purposes of treating periodontal disease, and the research that supports it, ... A. Yukna, DMD, MS, and Director of Advanced periodontal Therapeutics at the University of Colorado, ...

Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk

... the possible connection between excess weight and periodontal problems, Jimenez and her colleagues analyzed ... Professionals Follow-Up Study. They were free of periodontal disease at the beginning of the study and were ... associated with a 29 percent increased risk of periodontal disease over the course of the study" compared to ...

ADA President Urges Congress to Shore Up IHS Dental Care

... this occurs at a time when "childhood caries and periodontal disease among diabetics are rampant." Dr. ... visit within the past year. Diabetics with severe periodontal disease have a more difficult time controlling their blood sugar than diabetics without periodontal disease. The ADA president also requested a ...

High-Tech Meets Luxury at New Dental Practice: Introducing Westchester Smile Design

... in emerging technology for superior dental and periodontal care, all in a luxurious spa environment designed ... be indicative of greater health risks. "Proper periodontal care may be life-saving, because people with periodontal disease are at a greater risk of systemic ...

Go green for healthy teeth and gums

... healthy teeth and gums. The study analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men, and found that those who regularly drank green tea had superior periodontal health than subjects that consumed less green ... the impact of green tea consumption on periodontal health, especially considering the escalating ...

Go Green for Healthy Teeth and Gums

... that antioxidants in green tea may help reduce periodontal disease CHICAGO, March 5 ... healthy teeth and gums. The study analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men, and found that those who regularly drank green tea had superior periodontal health than subjects that consumed less green ....

WomenHeart Celebrates American Heart Month With Heart Promises Campaign

... cause women to be at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease -- a serious form of gum disease ... gum disease Gingivitis, an early form of periodontal disease, affects approximately 75% of adults in ... of American adults suffer from severe forms of periodontal disease To learn more about the ...

The American Academy of Periodontology issues statement on periodontal treatment during pregnancy

... for Maternal-Fetal Medicine found that routine periodontal treatment in pregnant women did not reduce the ... previous studies in this area have suggested that periodontal therapy during pregnancy can lessen the chance of ... it continues to urge women to care for their periodontal health while pregnant, through regular tooth ...

Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk

... of Dentistry, included 1,800 pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease. The women were randomly assigned to two groups: One received periodontal treatment before 23 weeks gestation, while the ... of this study is that this level of standard periodontal care will not affect the birth outcome," Dr. Amy ...

Pet Dental Health Campaign Urges Pet Owners Not to Brush off Dental Homecare

... body--may first become apparent as an aspect of periodontal disease.(2) The same is true in cats and dogs, so ... In addition, 66 percent of dogs with stage one periodontal disease often go untreated because veterinary ... specialist at Hill's. "Preventing and treating periodontal disease through routine veterinary visits and ...

Treating gum disease linked to lower medical costs for patients with diabetes

... diabetes with procedures such as cleanings and periodontal scaling is linked to 10 to 12 percent lower ... care costs for people with diabetes. In periodontal disease, the body reacts to the bacteria causing ... others. "Cleanings and other non-surgical periodontal treatment remove the harmful bacteria," Taylor ...

University of Michigan, Blue Care Network Study Quantifies Health Care Savings of Regular Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes

... in individuals receiving regular, non-surgical periodontal services, according to a recent University of ... with diabetes in Michigan who receive routine periodontal treatment, such as dental cleanings and scaling, ... evidence supporting a beneficial role for periodontal treatment in improving overall health in people ...

Barotz Dental Now Offering Laser Gum Therapy

... pain and discomfort to the patient, closes the periodontal pocket and allows healing to take place. This is ... and only 3% receive treatment. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, includes gingivitis and periodontitis. ... surgery on his patients with advanced periodontal disease. This meant time away from work, ...

Presence of gum disease may help dentists and physicians identify risk for cardiovascular disease

... 25, 2008) -- Individuals reporting a history of periodontal disease were more likely to have increased levels ... compared to those who reported no history of periodontal disease, according to an American Journal of ... has been suggested to be a potential link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. To examine ...

Inflammation: Connecting the Mouth and Body?

... and a practicing periodontist in New York City, periodontal disease is a textbook example of an inflammatory ... health link. Many of the diseases associated with periodontal disease are also considered to be systemic ... making it more critical than ever to maintain periodontal health in order to achieve overall health." ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums

... periodontal disease rises as the joint ailment worsens, ... research has suggested a link between RA and periodontal disease, a condition where chronic inflammation ... In this new study, researchers looked for periodontal disease in 153 patients, ages 45 to 84, who'd had ...

An Oral Approach to Heart Disease

... shows a cause-and-effect relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease," said Sally Cram, a ... she added, "I tell my patients that, given that periodontal disease is preventable by doing certain things ... said. More information Learn about periodontal disease and its prevention from the American ...

Researchers report periodontal disease independently predicts new onset diabetes

... August 6, 2008 -- periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of ... has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal infections, this is the first study exploring whether the reverse might also be true, that is, if periodontal infections can contribute to the development of ...

Floss your teeth -- on the double!

... flossing regularly can lead to tooth decay and to periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in ... for levels of bacteria commonly associated with periodontal disease. The study findings indicated that ... more of the bacteria associated with periodontal disease when compared to the matching twin who ...

Warning for teens: Teeth and jewelry don't mix

... gum disease. Resulting tooth fractures as well as periodontal problems, he says, can lead to anterior (front) ... found in other age groups, and cases of severe periodontal damage in teens without oral piercings are ... the most common concerns -- tooth fracture and periodontal complications -- are long-term. "There is a ...

Researchers uncover higher prevalence of periodontal disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients

... that patients with RA have a higher incidence of periodontal disease compared to healthy controls. For ... is oral hygiene which can ultimately lead to periodontal disease. However, these research findings ... and clinical attachment loss, two markers of periodontal disease, were also measured. Researchers used ...

Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications

... periodontal disease associated with higher levels of insulin ... "Several recent studies have shown that having periodontal disease makes those with type 2 diabetes more ... we believe there is the potential that periodontal treatment can provide an increment in diabetes ...

Saving teeth by using periodontal ligament regeneration

... (ACTA), she has studied the regeneration of the periodontal ligament by use of tissue engineering. The 3D in ... appears to be promising for regenerating periodontal ligament and may also prove valuable for ... and ligaments elsewhere in the body. The periodontal ligament forms a flexible connection between the ...

IADR and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announce winners

... help in the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease. Keith Kirkwood, D.D.S., Ph.D., ... of posttranscriptional cytokine regulation in periodontal inflammation and bone loss, which may yield new possibilities for the treatment of periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory diseases. ...

Colgate-Palmolive Announces Collaboration With American Diabetes Association to Educate Americans About the Association Between Oral Health and Diabetes

... only are people with diabetes more susceptible to periodontal disease, but the presence of gum disease may have ... healthcare professionals focused on diabetes and periodontal disease at the 2008 American Diabetes Association ... of people with diabetes have severe periodontal disease. "There are steps that people with ...

Turn that frown upside down -- healthy gums are something to smile about

... of Michigan, evaluated the smiling patterns of 21 periodontal patients while viewing a segment of a comedy ... along with a clinical exam of the patients periodontal health. Since periodontal disease is prevalent in such a large number of ...

NYU dental researchers find evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes

... has discovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease are more likely to develop ... Those women had significantly higher levels of periodontal bacteria and inflammation than the other women in ... were Hispanic. Inflammation associated with periodontal disease is believed to play a role in the onset ...

Watch Your Mouth: Michigan Association of Endodontists Offers Four Part Series on Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

... In addition, people with diabetes often have periodontal disease, often more severe than individuals ... infection, which are caused by cavities in teeth, periodontal disease and root canal infections," Lindemann ... of dental hygiene. "Thirty-year-olds do develop periodontal and endodontic problems, and 50- year-olds do ...

Marijuana Bad for the Gums

... Regular use ups risk of periodontal disease, study finds,,,, TUESDAY, ... group had a 60 percent increased risk of early periodontal disease, a 3.1 times greater risk of more ... you can take to protect them. If you have early periodontal disease, he said that ...

Veterinary Pet Insurance Data Reveals Pet Dental Health a Low Priority for Many Pet Owners

... 13,000 claims, more than any previous year, for periodontal disease, abscessed teeth, and root canal therapy. ... three years in claims for surgical treatment of periodontal disease. In 2007, VPI received 7,629 claims for surgical treatment of periodontal disease, with an average submitted fee of $361. ...

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

... Medical Association (CVMA) reports gingivitis and periodontal disease in dogs and cats have become ... Gingivitis, if ignored, will progress to periodontal disease. Irreversible periodontal disease leads ... in severe cases, tooth loss. When bacteria from periodontal disease travels into a pet's bloodstream, the ...
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