Having Diabetes and Toothlessness Together Worsen Cognitive Decline

Having both diabetes and tooth loss contributes to the worsening of cognitive function and quicker cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new study published in a special issue of the Journal of Dental Research focused on aging and oral health. “Our findings underscore the importance of dental care and diabetes management for older adults in reducing the devastating personal and societal... read more »

Antigingivitis Toothpaste Along With Oral Health Advice Through Intraoral Images Improves Gingival Health

Does a complex intervention of oral hygiene advice (OHA) delivered with intra-oral scanner images, antigingivitis toothpaste and motivational reminders, improve oral health more than a standard of care control arm of fluoride toothpaste, with OHA without scanner images? Adult participants with pre-existing gingivitis were randomized to intervention or control. Following enrollment, baseline and each subsequent visit (V) (3-weeks, V2; 3-months,... read more »

Oral Health Pandemic: Why It’s Vital to Protect Against Oral Diseases

A recently published report outlining the oral health crisis happening worldwide has been published by the The World Health Organization (WHO). Just last November 2022, the Global Oral Health Status Report published determined that there are 3.5 billion people affected by one or more oral diseases. Not only that, but over 1 billion new cases of oral disease have been... read more »

New Evidence Posits Potential Link Between Brain Function and Oral Health

DALLAS, US: According to a new study funded by the American Heart Association, there is an increased potential for incurring cerebrovascular disease by having a genetic predisposition for poor oral health. Researchers used the presence of white matter hyperintensities, (accumulated damage to the white matter in the brain), as evidence of cerebrovascular disease. Documented through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the... read more »

Periodontitis Linked to Increased Risk of AF in Japanese Study

Researchers have newly discovered a correlation between periodontitis and fibrosis scarring to an appendage of the heart’s left atrium that can lead to atrial fibrillation (AF). This was found to be the case in a sample of 76 patients who have cardiac disease. Periodontitis, an advanced type of gum disease, can often cause various dental issues, including bad breath, bleeding... read more »

Heavy Smoking Reduces The Benefits Of Periodontitis Treatment: Study

Denmark: Researchers found that heavy smoking may hinder the effect of periodontitis treatment; which is why smoking cessation should be part of periodontal therapy, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research. Smoking can indeed have a serious impact on the effect of treatment of periodontitis. This widespread condition leads to the degradation of the teeth’s... read more »

How to Stop Bleeding Gums: 12 Treatment Approaches

Bleeding gums can arise because of periodontal diseases, which severely affects both your gums and teeth. In fact, many periodontal diseases, such as gum disease, happens because of harmful oral bacteria and dental plaque buildup. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posits that you may actually be able to control this harmful buildup and the bleeding it may... read more »

Are Your Teeth Rotting? Vaping Could Be the Culprit!

When it comes to vaping, this habit harms the teeth and oral health in ways you may not have been aware of before. But now, recent research affirms that aerosols created through vaping coat your teeth surfaces, creating an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. The effects of this can linger long after you have vaped and can often cause irreversible... read more »

According to the Who, Oral Diseases Affect Around 3.5 Billion People Around the World

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), oral diseases affect an estimated 3.5 billion people around the world and are a considerable health burden for many countries. Oral diseases can affect a person for their entire lifespan, leaving them in pain, discomfort, disfigurement, and even death. We normally associate oral hygiene with brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting the dentist routinely.... read more »

Study Sheds New Light on the Link Between Oral Bacteria and Diseases

Researchers in Sweden have identified the most commonly found bacteria in severe oral infections. This is terrain is relatively new as there are few studies like this that have ever been done until now, and the team is currently very hopeful that this study can offer much needed deeper insight into the connection between oral bacteria and other diseases. While... read more »