Archive for the ‘Gum disease’ Category

British Heart Foundation shares new video to teach people about the link between gum disease and heart disease

British Heart Foundation shares new video to teach people about the link between gum disease and heart disease

The British Heart Foundation has shared a new video to educate people about the link between gum disease and heart disease. The animation, which appears on the charity’s website, is designed to show people how gum disease can impact heart health. Many people know about risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, […]


New research links oral hygiene with better type 2 diabetes management

New research links oral hygiene with better type 2 diabetes management

New research has linked improved oral hygiene with better type 2 diabetes management. Researchers from the Dental Hospital at the University of Barcelona have discovered that people who look after their teeth are more likely to be able to manage type 2 diabetes. The connection between gum disease and type 2 diabetes is well-documented, but […]


New study suggests gum disease can increase the risk of breast cancer

New study suggests gum disease can increase the risk of breast cancer

A new study suggests that women who have gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer. The study, which has been published in the Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology journal, indicates that women who have advanced gum disease are between two and three times more likely to develop breast cancer […]


Squid Ink Can be Used to Check for Gum Disease

Squid Ink Can be Used to Check for Gum Disease

In a case of a very bizarre solution to a common problem for dentists, a gargled concoction of squid ink, water and cornflour can be used to check patients for gum disease. The current method of checking is commonly an invasive procedure that involves using metal instruments between the teeth and gums. It is often […]


New study suggests gum disease could increase gallbladder cancer risk

New study suggests gum disease could increase gallbladder cancer risk

A new study has suggested that gum disease could increase the risk of gallbladder cancer in post-menopausal women. Researchers at the University of Buffalo discovered that women who have a history of gum disease also have an elevated risk of some forms of cancer, including gallbladder and oesophageal cancer. The team analysed data from more […]


Dentists urge patients to be wary of gum disease as survey suggests many ignore bleeding gums

Dentists urge patients to be wary of gum disease as survey suggests many ignore bleeding gums

Dentists have urged patients to be wary of the symptoms of gum disease, after a survey revealed that many people ignore bleeding gums. A recent poll by GSK suggested that around 20 percent of people would ignore bleeding gums, with 15 percent stating that they believed bleeding during brushing and flossing was normal. In response to […]


New study suggests that women with gum disease are 15% more likely to die early

New study suggests that women with gum disease are 15% more likely to die early

A new study has suggested that post-menopausal women who suffer from gum disease are 15 percent more likely to die early than women with good oral health. Researchers from New York’s University of Buffalo found that women who suffered from gum disease were more likely to die prematurely than those with healthy gums. They also […]


Could gum disease be an early indicator of type 2 diabetes?

Could gum disease be an early indicator of type 2 diabetes?

It is well-known that diabetes increases your risk of health problems, including gum disease, but new research has added substance to the notion that gum disease can also be an early indicator of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is often linked to lifestyle factors, and it occurs when the body is unable to regulate […]


Scientists issue warning over link between using e-cigs and gum disease

Scientists issue warning over link between using e-cigs and gum disease

Scientists have issued a warning over the safety of using e-cigarettes. Researchers suggest that using e-cigs can increase the risk of gum disease, and even oral cancer. Experts from the University of California believe that vaping can damage the surface cells in the gums, increasing the risk of gum disease. Analysis revealed that nanoparticles released […]


New survey reveals cost is a barrier for Americans who need dental treatment

New survey reveals cost is a barrier for Americans who need dental treatment

A new survey has revealed that Americans are more likely to forgo a visit to the dentist that any other type of medical appointment. Research revealed that working-age adults are particularly susceptible to missing out on dental care; 13 percent of American adults in this category are likely to put off going to the dentist […]