Study analyzes perio disease/AIDS link 02/06/2013
February 1, 2013 -- Moderate periodontal disease in an animal model exposed to an AIDS-like virus had more viral variants causing infection and greater inflammation, according to researchers at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
By DrBicuspid Staff
Periodontal health influences stem cell transplant success 01/31/2013
Periodontal infection can increase the risk for developing bacteremia during stem cell transplantation (HSCT), research suggests.
"The results of this study point to the importance of an oral evaluation before HSCT as well as interventions before and during HSCT to reduce the microbiological load (eg, by periodontal treatment and meticulous oral hygiene measures) and thereby reducing gingival inflammation.
New methods can help receding gums 01/30/2013
If you have a lot of gum tissue around your teeth, you're in great shape. Gum recession or loss of gum can occur for only a few reasons (orthodontic tooth movement, overbrushing to name two). The roots of the tooth that are supposed to be protected by the gum tissue are now exposed. Root sensitivity is one consequence. The more devastating consequence is the erosion of the root surface. You'll feel the erosion as a cupped-out or grooved portion of the root at the gum line. If your fingernail finds a depression in the root, you have erosion. That erosion worsens, producing a weakness in the tooth, just the same as there would be weakness in a tree if you started to chop it down with an ax. If you have a denture that rests solely on mucosa, your chance for denture soreness goes up enormously.
Evidence relating periodontal & Atherosclerotic disease 01/29/2013
A literature review of the strength of evidence relating Periodontal disease & Atherosclerotic disease
Are All Dental Implant Systems The Same? 01/22/2013
There are over 300 different implant systems marketed worldwide. Are you getting a high quality implant from your dentist?
Nature-Inspired Advance For Treating Sensitive Teeth 01/18/2013
Taking inspiration from Mother Nature, scientists are reporting an advance toward preventing the tooth sensitivity that affects millions of people around the world. Their report on development of the substance, similar to the adhesive that mussels use to attach to rocks and other surfaces in water, appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
BRUSH YOUR TEETH… TO LIVE LONGER 01/18/2013
Besides healthy teethand sweet smelling breath, there is another major reason to take care of your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease affects approximately 85 percent of adults aged 35 and over in the United States and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Dealing with periodontal disease is a challenge for both medical professionals and patients. Although the initial symptoms may not seem serious – red, swollen gums and bleeding when flossing – the condition can quickly progress to chronic bad breath, loose teeth, bone loss and gum recession. Even worse, recent studies have shown that gum disease can lead to life-threatening illness.
By: Jacques Doueck Dds
Foods and Drinks That Can Cause Bad Breath 01/17/2013
Three ways to prevent mouth odor from ruining your day.
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Blackberries could play a role in the prevention and treatment of gum disease 01/16/2013
That’s according to new research published in the Journal of Periodontal Research, which shows the antibacterial properties of blackberry extract could help to prevent or aid in the treatment of gum disease, which, if left untreated, may result in tooth loss.
Author: Economic Voice Staff
Texas tries to crack down on dental chains that put profits ahead of patients 01/16/2013
A leading Republican in the Texas legislature, who says she’s outraged by allegations that corporate dental chains put profits ahead of patients, has introduced a bill that would allow the state to regulate chains and forbid them from forcing dentists to meet revenue quotas.
By David Heath
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