Patients With Periodontal Disease Have a 13% Higher Risk of Cancer

A research team at Severance Hospital has found that patients with periodontal disease have a higher risk of suffering from cancer, which stresses the need for proper dental care. A Severance Hospital research team has discovered that patients with periodontal disease have a higher risk of suffering from cancer. Periodontal disease causes gum inflammation due to the increased bacteria in... read more »

Opioids Not Needed for Dental Pain, Clinic’s Research Shows

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A dental clinic that stopped prescribing all opioids reported in a medical journal on Wednesday that its patients managed pain well, and that the decision most likely helped many patients steer clear of opioid abuse. The research letter compared prescribing patterns for opioid and non-opioid analgesics, along with patients' dental pain outcomes, before and after the... read more »

Oral Health During Pregnancy – Here’s What All Expectant Moms Should Know

Did you know that sixty to seventy percent of pregnant women develop pregnancy gingivitis? Here's how to prevent and treat dental problems during pregnancy. Written by Editorial Team | Updated: August 9, 2022, 12:14 PM IST Surely you must have heard the proverb "for every child a tooth," which implies that a mother can anticipate losing a tooth with every pregnancy... read more »

Femoral Osteomyelitis Caused by Oral Anaerobic Bacteria With Mixed Bacteremia of Campylobacter rectus and Parvimonas micra in a Chronic Periodontitis Patient

Campylobacter rectus is a gram-negative rod, and Parvimonas micra is a gram-positive coccus, both of which are oral anaerobes that cause chronic periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis can cause bacteremia and systemic diseases, including osteomyelitis. Hematogenous osteomyelitis caused by anaerobic bacteria is uncommon, and to date, there have been no reports of mixed bacteremia with C. rectus and P. micra. Here, we report the first case of osteomyelitis... read more »

Studying the Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

When examing gum disease, Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nucleatum) is one common kind of bacteria that thrives in periodontal disease. It affects the gums and jawbone, and if untreated results in unstable teeth and tooth loss. In recent years, F. nucleatum has been linked to conditions ranging to everything from colorectal cancer to the premature delivery of babies. Now there is... read more »

The Silent Danger of Deep Gum Disease

By Martha Henriques Your teeth and gums have a wide-ranging impact on your health, from your risk of Alzheimer's to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Crowded, misaligned and riddled with cavities and inflamed gums, our teeth are infamous for their flaws. The modern human is unusual in the level of painstaking, daily intervention that we need to make sure our teeth... read more »

Effects of Smoking on Oral Health

By Joan Mbabazi People who smoke are likely to develop stains on their teeth from the nicotine and tar in tobacco products. To make matters even worse, the teeth can turn yellow for those who are light smokers, and almost brown for those who smoke for a long time. Health experts emphasize that smoking tobacco has been connected to conditions... read more »

Severe Gum Disease Is Associated With Impaired Lung Function

Lung function diminishes with increasingly severe gum disease, according to research from Norway that was presented at the recent EuroPerio10, a world congress in periodontology and implant dentistry organized by the European Federation of Periodontology. Previous research found that dental cleaning, including harmful plaque removal, is associated with a reduction in symptom flare-ups in those patients struggling with chronic obstructive... read more »

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in the US: Recent Developments

By Iveta Ramonaite, Dental Tribune International Tue. 5. July 2022 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that e-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among US youth. In a 2021 survey, 2.06 million US middle and high school students had vaped in the past 30 days, including 320,000 middle school students and 1.72 million high... read more »