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Dental Infection Linked to Diabetes During Pregnancy

... Periodontal disease is a chronic infection of the gums and mouth. Gestational diabetes is an inability to process dietary sugars normally during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes puts women and their babies at increased risk of injury and illness. The team of researchers analyzed health data from 256 pre...

Battle against Gum Disease Acquires new Weapon

...ases the amount of plaque produced and starves the gums of oxygen - so if you smoke, give up." NLA...

Antacids also control oral bacteria

...where bacteria-fighting cells are recruited to the gums to fight off the infection. Unfortunately, instead of just fending off the bacteria, the immune response also inflicts damage to the healthy gums. In the case of an intense infection, the battle drags out and results in more devastation to the gums, ...

Gums Disease May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

... gum disease or periodontitis (inflammation of the gums around the teeth) and other chronic diseases. Dr. Michaud's team is investigating the relationship between lifestyles and cancer. A total of 216 men who developed pancreatic cancer were studied. After clearing out factors like smoking, diabetes, ob...

New Ayurvedic Remedy for Radiation Pain

...ho are under radiation suffer from inflammation of gums and mouth tissue. It is painful and often interrupts their treatment. During this time, the tumor can recur. That's why it is important that patients with oral cancer have a solution whereby they can have relief from pain and their treatment continue...

Link Found Between Periodontal Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

...sed by bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums that over time causes loss of bone that supports the teeth; tooth loss is a consequence of severe periodontal disease. Two previous studies had found a link between tooth loss or periodontitis and pancreatic cancer, but one consisted of all smokers a...

Quitting Not Easy for Smokers Born to Smoking Women

...ut the use of nicotine products such as patches or gums that also present a risk to the baby, the researchers said. "Smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby in ways that extend far beyond preterm delivery or low birth weight," said lead study investigator Edward Levin, Ph.D., a professor of biologica...

Good Oral Health Practices Should Begin in Infancy

... after birth. After every feeding, wipe the baby's gums with a damp washcloth or gauze pad to remove plaque. - Never allow your child to nurse or breast feed for prolonged periods and don't give him or her a bottle with milk, formula, sugar water or fruit juice during naps or at night in bed. - Encour...

Good Oral Health Equals Good Health for Your Heart

...teries. It was long known that inflammation of the gums is a result of narrowing of the arteries, but till... the two groups. It was seen that as the patient's gums became healthier, dilation of the arteries in response to blood-flow was increased. Says lead aut...

Patients Own Dental Plaque may Cause Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

...ospital-acquired disease, taking care of teeth and gums while hospitalized might be especially important." Source-Eurekalert<BRPRI...

Scientists Develop Toothpaste That Rebuilds Tooth Enamel

...breathing cold air. This problem often occurs when gums recede and the tooth roots are exposed. They are not covered by hard enamel, the protective outer layer of the tooth. Arm and Hammer's enamel care toothpaste produced by Church and Dwight Co., the world's leading manufactures of a wide range of per...

Pubs Propose to Sell Nicotine Gum Patches

... they are already stocking on nicotine patches and gums for the success of the ban. The Smoking ban, in pu...r cent more likely to succeed if they use patches, gums and inhalers. The move comes amid a changing regulatory climate. The Medicines and Healthcare Regul...

US Companies Cut Junk Food Ads on Kids' Shows

... would stop running ads for its super-sweet bubble gums beginning March 2008. Soft drink and fast-food conglomerate Pepsico said it would limit its under-12-directed pitches to its sports-rehydration drink Gatorade and its low-fat Baked Cheetos snacks. The initiative was promoted by the US Federal Trade...

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