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Men With Chronic Gum Disease at Higher Risk of Tongue Cancer

...ting an independent association between history of periodontitis and the risk of tongue cancer. This association needs to be confirmed by larger studies that include other oral cancer sites, women and subjects of other races with a more comprehensive assessment of confounding," the authors wrote. "If this associ...

Good Oral Health Equals Good Health for Your Heart

... of these scientists has shown that gum disease or periodontitis has a direct effect on arteries. It was long known...olid proof. A group of 120 patients with severe periodontitis were given either a standard or especially intensive course of treatment, which included clearing aw...

Link Found Between Periodontal Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

...ous studies had found a link between tooth loss or periodontitis and pancreatic cancer, but one consisted of all smokers and the other did not control for smoking in the analysis, and therefore no firm conclusions could be drawn from these studies. Data for the new study came from the Health Professionals Follo...

Breastfeeding Mothers Need Calcium to Guard Against Periodontal Diseases

... study was conducted in rat models of experimental periodontitis by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan to find out whether lactation affects alveolar bone loss, the bone surrounding the roots of teeth. They found lactating mothers could put the bone structures around their teeth at risk, especially when t...

Gums Disease May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

...orted positive associations between 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 ...

Study Establishes Link Between Heart Disease And Periodontal Bacteria

...tudy participants in the ACS group showed signs of periodontitis while only 42 percent in the control group demonstrated evidence of the disease. The results have been published in the latest issue of Journal of Periodontology. A researcher who belonged to the study group said: "This might be one of several exp...

Link between Periodontal Bacteria and Heart Disease Established

...p are bacteria in a shared infectious etiology for periodontitis and ACS. "This might be one of several explanations as to why elevated bacteria and the combination of specific pathogens in periodontal pockets can be linked to a history of ACS," said Stefan Renvert, DDS, PhD and Department of Health Sciences, Kr...

Gum Disease Associated With Increased Risk of Preeclampsia

... do not have preeclampsia. "We found that chronic periodontitis was more prevalent in the preeclamptic group by almost 64 percent than the non-preeclamptic group at 36 percent," said Dr. Adolfo Contreras from the School of Dentistry, University of Valle, Cali-Columbia. "Women in the preeclamptic group had more cl...

Poor more prone to severe Periodontal Disease

...ividual and neighborhood level is linked to severe periodontitis among African-Americans and Whites in the U.S.// ...ioeconomic indicators and the prevalence of severe periodontitis among African Americans and Whites. Low income was associated with the prevalence of severe periodon...

Severe Gum Disease Triples Heart Disease Risk

...ls of plasma lipoprotein in patients with advanced periodontitis may be responsible for increasing the risk of hear...plasma lipoprotein profile in patients with severe periodontitis might be life-saving as appropriate therapy can be instituted. Lead author Rik van Antwerpen, Ph.D.,...

Light can help fight gum bacteria

...ples obtained from patients suffering from chronic periodontitis were exposed to broadband light (380 to 520nm). Th...ecome better good way to treat people with chronic periodontitis The results of the study were published in the new issue of Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chem...

Dental Health Can Affect Pregnancy

...lammation and periodontal infection, together with periodontitis with atherosclerosis to preeclampsia. Such an oral... preeclampsia are three times higher in women with periodontitis than the control group. Preeclampsia is often caused by a set of proteins called cytokines. The st...

Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births

...istry studied more than 350 pregnant women who had periodontitis -- a gum infection that destroys the fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth. Study participants were between 21 and 25 weeks into their pregnancies and had at least three sites with periodontal attachment loss of three millimeters or...

Periodontitis a common problem in patients with arthritis

Arthritis and periodontitis often go hand in hand, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology. In the Australian study of 154 people, the 77 people who had// rheumatoid arthritis were more than twice as likely to have periodontal disease with moderate to severe j...

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