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Tobacco smoke makes germs more resilient
University of Louisville School of Dentistry researcher David A. Scott, Ph.D., explores how cigarettes lead to colonization of bacteria in the body. (2016-05-31)
Study links changes in oral microbiome with metabolic disease/risk for dental disease
A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute and the Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait have found that metabolic diseases, which are characterized by high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and obesity -- leads to changes in oral bacteria and puts people with the disease at a greater risk for poor oral health. (2017-03-01)
UMass Amherst researchers find triclosan and other chemicals accumulate in toothbrushes
A team of environmental chemists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Baoshan Xing, who has long studied how polymers take up chemicals they contact, report in the current issue of Environmental Science & Technology that triclosan, an antibacterial agent in some over-the-counter toothpastes, accumulates in toothbrush bristles and is easily released in the mouth if the user switches toothpaste types. (2017-10-25)
Inflammation in the mouth and joints in rheumatoid arthritis
Today at the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Sheila Arvikar, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, will present a study titled 'Inflammation in the Mouth and Joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis.' The IADR General Session is being held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. (2015-03-12)
Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis
Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting the teeth. (2016-08-12)
Is there a link between oral health and the rate of cognitive decline?
The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, come from the first systematic review of studies focused on oral health and cognition -- two important areas of research as the older adult population continues to grow, with some 36 percent of people over age 70 already living with cognitive impairments. (2016-04-01)
Advancement in tissue engineering promotes oral wound healing
A Netherlands-based research team has successfully engineered a full-thickness gum tissue substitute from patient-donated biopsied tissue for use in reconstructing the oral cavity following surgery or trauma. (2009-02-03)
CWRU research finds first oral bacteria linking a mother and her stillborn baby
Yiping Han, a researcher from department of periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, reports the first documented link between a mother with pregnancy-associated gum disease to the death of her fetus. (2010-01-21)
Systematic treatment of periodontal disease: Advantage of further therapeutic approaches
An indication or hint of greater benefit was now shown for six instead of two therapeutic measures. (2018-04-30)
Periodontitis may raise the risk for developing dementia
Gum disease (gingivitis) that goes untreated can become periodontitis, causing loss in the bone that supports your teeth. (2019-03-15)
Alerting patients to their risk of gum disease improves inflammation and dental hygiene
In a new study published today in the Journal of Periodontology researchers found that using psychological techniques to communicate the risk of developing periodontal disease to patients improved dental hygiene over a three month period. (2019-04-17)
Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis
A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. (2019-04-03)
Fluoride varnish in the primary dentition can prevent caries
Regular use of fluoride varnish can prevent caries in primary teeth. (2018-04-26)
Antibacterial in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease
Michigan State University researchers have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with an antibiotic called tobramycin, it kills the cells that protect cystic fibrosis bacteria, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, by up to 99.9 percent. (2018-05-17)
Common antacids could help keep gingivitis at bay
Chemicals commonly used to treat heartburn also display fighting power against the oral bacteria linked with gum disease, according to researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Göteborg University in Sweden. (2006-11-02)
Poor oral hygiene among 19-year-olds
Swedish 19-year-olds need to improve their oral hygiene habits. Seven out of eight adolescents have unacceptable oral hygiene, which increases the risk of future dental problems. (2010-01-18)
Diabetes can lead to gum disease in childhood; onset is younger than previously recognized
New research from Columbia University Medical Center has shown that the destruction of the gums can start in diabetic children as young as six years old. (2006-02-08)
Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes
A new University of Minnesota study determined that the common antibacterial agent, called triclosan, used in soaps and many other products is found in increasing amounts in several Minnesota freshwater lakes. (2013-01-22)
Brush your teeth -- postpone Alzheimer's
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer´s disease. (2019-06-03)
Periodontitis is associated with pregnancy complications
Recent studies have demonstrated a positive association between periodontitis and pregnancy complications. (2006-02-06)
Don't brush off importance of children's oral health
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The first comprehensive study on the nation's oral health released recently by the Office of the U.S. (2001-01-31)
Immune system discovery inspires a new barometer for inflammatory diseases
A unique discovery about the nature of neutrophils -- the most numerous white blood cells in the body -- may lead to new models for diagnosing and tracking inflammatory diseases such as cancer and osteoarthritis. (2019-05-29)
Think you're healthy? Open wide and look inside
A case report published in the June issue of the Journal of Periodontology provides another reason why abnormalities in the mouth, such as swollen or bleeding gums and oral sores, should be taken seriously. (2002-06-20)
University dental device wins medical innovation award
A team of scientists from the University of Liverpool has won an award for developing a device that can identify early tooth decay and plaque before it is visible to the human eye. (2011-06-30)
Wheezy? Brush up and bring your inhaler
Asthmatic adults and children have trouble with their air exchange and have a tendency to be mouth breathers, which when combined with asthma medications, such as corticosteriods, causes a low saliva flow. (2002-12-16)
Researchers identify enzyme essential for battle against bacteria in the intestine
Researchers have identified an enzyme essential for the body's daily battle against bacteria in the intestine and possibly in other organs such as the lung and bladder. (1999-10-01)
Bacteria in smokeless tobacco products may be a health concern
Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to a paper published Aug. (2016-08-26)
Using mouthrinse reduces plaque and gingivitis more than toothbrushing alone
New research published in the Jan./Feb. 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, indicates that the use of a germ-killing mouthrinse in addition to regular toothbrushing can significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis, more so than brushing alone. (2013-02-19)
Injectable progesterone contraceptives may be associated with poor periodontal health
Injectable progesterone contraceptives may be associated with poor periodontal health, according to research in the Journal of Periodontology. (2012-02-06)
Survivors may have 32 endangered species living in their mouths
Crocodiles, poisonous snakes and the scorching sun are not the only things the Survivors have to fear. (2001-03-18)
Chronic stress, depression and cortisol levels are potential risk indicators for periodontal disease
Caregivers of people under psychological or physical stress, as well as those with the conditions themselves, should not overlook their oral health, according to a new study printed in the Journal of Periodontology. (2006-05-31)
Recent study suggests that tooth loss/gum disease may be associated with heart disease
The September issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, identified a potential link between tooth loss and atherosclerosis, which can lead to stroke or heart attack. (2003-08-12)
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for improving health, environment
Eighteen research chemists from five companies have been named Heroes of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, for improving health and well-being by creating new drugs or other products and inventing environmentally friendly and more effective technologies. (2005-08-23)
Gingivitis vs. gum disease: What's the difference?
Eighty percent of American adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, but the beginning symptoms are usually painless, so many who are at risk do not recognize the signs and stages, according to a report in the September/October 2003 issue of General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). (2003-09-03)
Johns Hopkins study shows one of the deadliest hospital-acquired infections is preventable
In a recent paper published online in the journal Critical Care Medicine, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality led a study that demonstrated that health care providers can take steps to curb ventilator-associated events. (2017-05-22)
New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products
New head-to-head clinical trial results demonstrate that Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal. (2009-04-06)
Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women
Researchers found a link between postmenopausal women with high scores on a Fracture Assessment Risk Tool, and symptoms of severe gum disease, said Leena Palomo, D.D.S., M.S.D., associate professor of periodontics and director of DMD Periodontics program at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. (2015-02-16)
Antimicrobial in common toothpaste doesn't impact gut, oral microbiome
Personal hygiene products such as soaps and toothpastes that contain the antibiotic triclosan do not have a major influence on microbial communities or endocrine function, according to a small, randomized trial. (2016-05-18)
Salivary biomarkers of gingivitis: Information important for personalized decision-making
Today during the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Craig Miller, University of Kentucky, Lexington, will present research titled 'Salivary Biomarkers of Gingivitis: Information Important for Personalized Decision-Making.' (2014-03-21)
UBC researchers find key to reducing inflammation
A protein that reduces inflammation has been discovered by a group of UBC researchers. (2000-08-16)
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