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Vitamin D prevents development of gum disease

... low levels of the same. This condition causes the gums to swell up as well as causes them to bleed easily...her groups. Gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gums is caused by the accumulation of debris and bacteria in the crevices between the teeth and gums. Whe...

Rural India shows apathy towards dental problems: Survey

... of brushing teeth twice a day, cleaning teeth and gums properly and other oral care information."He added that inculcating awareness about oral health at an early age proves to be beneficial later in life. The survey noted the apathy in the rural areas towards oral problems. People here were found to bla...

Vitamin D Helpful In Gum Disease As Well

...s. Gingivitis is a milder gum disease that causes gums to swell and bleed. Vitamin D is well known for its role in calcium absorption and bone health. Recent studies have also suggested vitamin D may help the immune system to fight inflammation. Researchers do not know whether or not vitamin D has a p...

Hookah And The Gums: A Dangerous Mix

... hookah or a water pipe has the same effect on the gums as smoking a cigarette//. Both promote periodontal disease and are equally devastating as far as the oral hygiene is concerned. The article notes that the hookah has become pretty popular in Mediterranean restaurants, cafes and bars. It warns that ...

Meta Analysis Links Diabetes And Colorectal Cancer

...nfections, periodontal problems including bleeding gums as well as delayed wound healing....

Free nicotine patches to quit smoking

...c hospital will receive free nicotine patches //or gums in order to start awareness to quit smoking. This free nicotine replacement program will help the public to relieve from their smoking habit which is one of the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all ...

Study Finds Low Socio-Economic Status Linked to Poor Dental Health

...ately tied to the level of gum disease or bleeding gums and that a person with low income was most likely to suffer from severe periodontitis. This ultimately leads to tooth loss, a condition that was prevalent among younger age groups as well. These findings remained consistent even after age, gender and...

Gum disease can lead to Heart attacks

...idence. Scientists have found that inflammation in gums related to occurrence of clotting risk factors in bloods and suggests that having a healthy tooth check up and cleaning can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease....

Gum Disease Affects Diabetic Children Earlier Than Anticipated

... that the lethal impact of diabetes can affect the gums much earlier than anticipated. Researchers from th...icantly more dental plaque and inflammation of the gums than non-diabetic children. Early signs of advanced periodontal disease was found in 60 percent of d...

Unhealthy Gums Increase Risk Of Premature Delivery

...l disease (bacterial infection and inflammation of gums that surround the teeth) or other. It can be completely treated, if identified at an early stage and can subsequently reduce the risk of contracting other diseases. Gingivitis is the more common and milder form of the disease and is associated with...

A Complete Diet for Kids

...vent decay, Mitchell suggested wiping the infant’s gums with a clean gauze pad after each feeding. In an effort to combat obesity researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston have devised a way to cut back on the sugar habit. Cara Ebbeling and Dr. David Ludwig endocrinologists conducted a test in which 1...

Red Wine: Is It A Cure For Periodontal Disease?

...iseases.// Molecules that were found to affect the gums and the bone that surrounds and supports teeth were attacked and polyphenols is a vital factor in preventing it. If not prevented the teeth moves away from its place and falls off. Statistics show that about 15 % of those aged 21 to 50 years suffe...

Treating Bad Breath Yet A Challenge

...agreeable breath odor, usually originates from the gums and from the furrows on the surface of the tongue....dor associated with halitosis. Mouthwashes, mints, gums and sprays provide a competing and temporary smell that masks the odor. Some mouth rinses have ingre...

Survey Finds Knives Being Used As Floss

...l floss, as jerking or snapping the floss into the gums can damage the gum tissue." Dr Cater said that the best thing to use would be inter-dental wood stick since they are shaped like the gum tissue. "A screwdriver is hardly the most flexible of items and I don't think people realize the damage this co...

Home Test Kit for AIDS in the Pipeline

...d doesn't involve blood. Users have to swipe their gums with a swab, saturating it with saliva. They then insert the swab into a small tube-shaped bottle of fluid and wait 20 minutes. The result appears in a transparent window: one horizontal red bar for negative, two bars if the user is HIV positive. B...

Is Nicotine Lozenge A Safe Smoking Cessation Product?

...Canada. The lozenges are to join nicotine patches, gums and inhalers and become available over the counter. This decision was taken because the government said that the prescription would unnecessarily restrict the availability of a safe and effective smoking cessation product. People who want to quit smo...

Never Forget Brushing And Flossing

... routine dental visits." "Bad breath and bleeding gums can also occur in people who routinely brush their...Kenneth A. Krebs, DMD and AAP president. "Bleeding gums can be a sign of periodontal disease, and bad breath may be from certain bacteria that have built up...

Plastic pill – a new treatment for periodontal disease

...ults from the pockets formed between the teeth and gums that become points of infection. Reynolds explained, "After removing the damaged tissue, periodontists often try to separate the gum tissue from the bone and tooth structure using barrier materials that remain in place for about six weeks to facili...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...ffers from high fever, bleeds from the nose, ears, gums and the skin and enters a state of shock due to blood loss. Most often death becomes inevitable and occurs within 24 hours, especially among children. This type of fever is fatal in 5% of those affected. Chikungunya fever is another highly disabl...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...ffers from high fever, bleeds from the nose, ears, gums and the skin and enters a state of shock due to blood loss. Most often death becomes inevitable and occurs within 24 hours, especially among children. This type of fever is fatal in 5% of those affected. Chikungunya fever is another highly disabl...

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