Gum/Periodontal Disease Articles & Stories :

Poor Oral Health Linked to HPV Infection

Poor Oral Health Linked to HPV Infection

Infection with oral human papillomavirus (HPV) - a main culprit behind throat cancer - could be associated with poor oral health, including gum disease. This is according to research reported in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Read More


Preventive Dental Care in Need of Improvements in the US

Preventive Dental Care in Need of Improvements in the US

The adoption rate of preventive dental care has risen over the last decade in the U.S., but there is still a large gap among ethnic groups. This is according to one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on the subject and is published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health. Read More


Heart Risk May Be Reduced by Improving Gum Health

Heart Risk May Be Reduced by Improving Gum Health

Investigators from Columbia University in New York indicate that if you take care of your gums, you could also lower your heart disease risk. They claim that improving oral health can slow the rate at which plaque can build up in the arteries. The findings were reported in the Journal of the A... Read More


Gum Inflammation May Be Reduced with High-dose Statin

Gum Inflammation May Be Reduced with High-dose Statin

Recent research provides more evidence of a link between oral and heart health. Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School discovered that high-dose statins can lower gum inflammation in heart disease patients in as short as 4 weeks. The findings have been rep... Read More


Oral Activity Accurately Detected by Tooth Sensor

Oral Activity Accurately Detected by Tooth Sensor

Whether it's eating, drinking, talking, breathing, coughing, or smoking, are mouths are always being used for something. Since the mouth is an opening that can indicate a person's overall health, a research team from National Taiwan University engineered a sensor that can be embedded within a ... Read More


Bacterium Causing Gum Disease Places Jaw Bone at Greater Risk

Bacterium Causing Gum Disease Places Jaw Bone at Greater Risk

A newly discovered bacterium responsible for gum disease can trigger normally protective proteins in the mouth to actually destroy additional bone, according to a University of Michigan study. Researchers and dentists have been aware for decades that bacteria are responsible for periodontitis,... Read More


Looking Deeper into Periodontal Health and Disease

Looking Deeper into Periodontal Health and Disease

Microbes from the human mouth are providing clues about periodontitis after scientists from Oak ridge National Laboratory cracked the genetic code of the bacterium linked to the condition. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the finding profiles SR1 bacteria - a g... Read More


Iodine Mouthwash May Improve LDL Cholesterol

Iodine Mouthwash May Improve LDL Cholesterol

Cleansing your mouth and cleaning your arteries could as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm initial findings about a new product. Biomedical Development Corporation (BDC) will present information to the American Academy of Oral Medicine demonstrating that its oral ... Read More


Research Suggests a New Approach to Stop Periodontal Disease

Research Suggests a New Approach to Stop Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis is a form of chronic gum disease that affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population. The disease occurs when the bacterial community within the mouth becomes unbalanced, causing inflammation and eventually bone loss. Affecting 8.5 percent of U.S. adults, severe periodontitis c... Read More


Males with Erection Issues Are Three Times More Likely to Have Gum Inflammation

Males with Erection Issues Are Three Times More Likely to Have Gum Inflammation

Men in their thirties who had inflamed gums triggered by severe periodontal disease were three times more likely to encounter erection difficulties, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Read More


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