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

CHICAGO January 30, 2009 Research recently presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine found that routine periodontal treatment in pregnant women did not reduce the risk of preterm deliveries. Some previous studies in this area have suggested that periodontal thera...

Researchers report periodontal disease independently predicts new onset diabetes

August 6, 2008 -- Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident Type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. While diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal infections, this is the first st...

Researchers uncover higher prevalence of periodontal disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients

CHICAGO June 5, 2008 Over 1.3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory disease of the joints. RA is a disabling condition, and can lead to long-term joint damage resulting in persistent pain and loss of function in affected areas. A recent study published ...

Saving teeth by using periodontal ligament regeneration

Teeth may fall out as a result of inflammation and subsequent destruction of the tissues supporting the teeth. Dutch researcher Agnes Berendsen has investigated a possible solution to this problem. At the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), she has studied the regeneration of the perio...

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

A study by a New York University dental research team has discovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease are more likely to develop gestational diabetes mellitus than pregnant women with healthy gums. The study, led by Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, a professor of epidemiol...

Treating your periodontal pockets may benefit your pocket book

CHICAGO A new study in the November issue of the Journal of Periodontology (JOP) found that prevention of periodontal diseases may lead to savings on not only dental costs, but also medical care costs. Periodontal, or gum diseases have been linked to systemic health conditions including diabetes,...

Growing Link Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease Focus of National Gathering for Health Care Leaders

New science shows potential for significant health care improvements SEATTLE, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Oral Health is sponsoring its second national conference for health care leaders, turning its focus on the growing link between periodontal disease and diabetes. The gathe...

Impact of Periodontal Health High With Smoking and Sleeping

A new study has found that no other lifestyle factors impact oral health like smoking and sleeping . A study in the May issue of the Journal of Periodontology identifies lifestyle factors that have the most impact on periodontal health. As a part of the study researchers followed a...

Links Between Prostate Cancer Treatment, Periodontal Disease

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine have found that men receiving hormone treatments for prostate cancer are much more likely to show// gum disease than men who do not receive hormone treatments for prostate cancer. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a d...

Link Found Between Periodontal Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.; more than 30,000 Americans are expected to die from the disease this year.// Pancreatic cancer is an extremely difficult cancer to treat and little is known about what causes it. One established risk factor in pancreat...

Breastfeeding Mothers Need Calcium to Guard Against Periodontal Diseases

Breastfeeding mothers should have enough Calcium in their diet, or may risk bone loss around their teeth and gums, reports a recent study. // The study was conducted in rat models of experimental periodontitis by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan to find out whether lactation affects...

Plastic pill – a new treatment for periodontal disease

Researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick today announced an innovatory treatment for periodontal disease, that not only kills the bacteria// that attacks the gum but also supports healing and regeneration of tissue and bone around the teeth. Severe form of periodontal disease affects ...

Study Establishes Link Between Heart Disease And Periodontal Bacteria

A study carried out by a group of researchers, at the Department of Health Sciences, Kristianstad University, found a link between periodontal bacteria and acute// coronary syndrome (ACS). The study also revealed that the degree of alveolar bone loss was significantly greater among those with...

Link between Periodontal Bacteria and Heart Disease Established

Periodontal pockets containing specific bacteria and combinations of bacteria could explain the relationship between periodontal disease and acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology. // The amount of oral bacteria was two times higher ...

Red Wine: Is It A Cure For Periodontal Disease?

Red wine (tipple) contains components such as polyphenols. This is essential in preventing periodontal disease and also other serious gum diseases.// 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 preven...

Strong Link Between Obesity, Diabetes And Periodontal Disease

Obesity could be a significant predictor for periodontal disease, according to a latest study conducted by researchers from University at Buffalo. Furthermore, this observation has been found to be independent of age, sex, race, ethnic background or smoking. // The observed link between peri...

Poor more prone to severe Periodontal Disease

Low income and poor education at the individual and neighborhood level is linked to severe periodontitis among African-Americans and Whites in the U.S.// The research, conducted at the Mailman School of Public Health was reported in the American Journal of Public Health. The subjects were i...

Drugs Used In Osteoporosis Can Help Prevent Periodontal Bone Loss

The graduate, Leena Bahl Palomo, D.D.S and M.S.D, tracked 60 menopausal women who had visited University Hospitals of Cleveland for osteoporosis and who had also visited the Case dental clinics. Nabil Bissada, chair and professor // of Case's department of Periodontology; and James Liu, chair of th...

Men More Likely To Lose Teeth To Periodontal Disease

'Periodontal disease is a major reason for losing teeth as is generally known, but there are some factors that appear to increase one's risk,' said study author Dr. Khalaf F. Al-Shammari, of Kuwait University in Jahra 'These findings // may help in educating the public about these factors that appe...

New Insight In Periodontal Disease In Postmenopausal Women

Researchers from University of Buffalo had said that postmenopausal women would have lesser chance of losing their teeth if they can keep their periodontal disease at bay. Their research was published in the latest issue of Journal of Periodontology.// Researchers who had studied 106 postmenop...

Heart disease correlation to periodontal disease

Higher levels of C-reactive protein, induced by periodontal disease, could carry increased risk of heart disease, according to US researchers. Previous research has suggested that bacteria responsible for oral infections could cause the liver to release increased levels of C-reactive protein and...

West Los Angeles Dental Practice Adds ezlase Laser Treatment to its Services

...e to our practice means so much toward the comfort of our patients who need periodontal treatments," says Dr. Sheba Mahmoodian of Woodside Dental. "The a...ed by the ezlase laser include:   Treatment and prevention of periodontal disease Removal of excess gum tissues to improve the appearance of patie...

Renaissance Grants $3,000 to the Florida Dental Association to Present Oral Health Workshops for the Vulnerable Elderly

...ed independence and support from the community. Older adults also face a variety of special oral health challenges, including root and coronal caries, periodontal disease, tooth wear, oral cancer, or complications from prescription and over-the-counter medication. Rep. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla, Fla.), ...

Stopping harmful oral bacteria in its path is goal for Case Western Reserve researcher

...revent preterm and stillborn births, it may have implications in preventing periodontal disease. periodontal disease has been linked to such health problem as arthritis, diabetes and h...

OraVerse (R) Selected by Dentistry Today Magazine as One of the Top 100 Products of 2009

...on is the first and only local dental anesthesia reversal agent that accelerates the return to normal sensation and function following restorative and periodontal maintenance procedures. OraVerse is indicated for the reversal of soft tissue anesthesia, i.e., anesthesia of the lip and tongue, and the associated f...

Oral/body inflammatory connection explained

...t 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 ou...en Gale, PhD, will discuss the correlation between periodontal disease and CVD. Information presented during this...

Is obesity an oral bacterial disease?

...terial populations were measured by DNA probe analysis. Levels in this group were compared with data from a population of 232 healthy individuals from periodontal disease studies. The median percentage difference of seven of the 40 bacterial species measured was greater than 2 percent in the saliva of overweight...

South Florida Dentist Dr. Craig Spodak Recommends Artificial Sweetener Xylitol to Help Prevent Cavities

...onsumers need to remember that the best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is to visit the dentist every six to 12 months and to undergo a yearly periodontal screening after the age of 40." Recent studies have shown that the artificial sweetener Xylitol, a naturally occurring wood sugar that is fou...

Intelident Solutions Proposes to Acquire Zila for $0.42 per share in Cash

...telident's leadership in dental practice management with Zila's strength and experience in the prevention, detection, and treatment of oral cancer and periodontal disease," said Intelident CEO Thomas Marler. "This partnership will allow us to introduce a number of new and innovative products while accelerating ...

Interleukin Genetics Announces Strategic Divestment of Alan James Group

...ents including statements regarding the Company's ability to develop genetic tests that identify genetic variations that affect risk of heart disease, periodontal disease and osteoporosis, nutritional needs and optimal weight-loss methods, to identify nutritional and lifestyle decisions that favorably affect suc...

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

...cording 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 gingiv...fects most American adults and research is linking periodontal disease to other health problems, including heart ...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

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

Isolagen, Inc. Announces Filing of Voluntary Petition Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

...ation which is currently in clinical development for a broad range of aesthetic and therapeutic applications including wrinkles, acne scars, burns and periodontal disease. Isolagen also commercializes a scientifically-advanced line of skincare systems through its majority-owned subsidiary, Agera(R) Laboratories...

Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis

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

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 lo... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

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

CVMF Advises on How to Save Money on Veterinary Bills

...ach them this is not optional. Allow regular professional dental cleanings from age two on. 85 percent of dogs and cats have moderate to severe periodontal disease due to not brushing or cleaning. It leads to many other ailments, all of which cost more to treat than prevent. Bloat:   F...
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