Archive for the ‘Gum disease’ Category

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 […]


Dental programme hailed a success by prisoners in Scotland

Dental programme hailed a success by prisoners in Scotland

A new dental programme has been hailed a success by prisoners in Scotland. Dentists from Dundee University have been working with prisoners at Perth Prison as part of a project named People in Prison. The group of professionals has spent time with inmates, teaching them about oral health matters and encouraging them to brush up […]


Could a new vaccine put an end to painful dental surgery?

Could a new vaccine put an end to painful dental surgery?

For many, even the mention of undergoing dental treatment is enough to make them feel anxious, but painful trips to the dentist could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a revolutionary new vaccine. Researchers in Australia claim that the injection, which encourages the body’s immune system and natural healing processes to treat […]


NHS England to launch special care dental service in Lincolnshire

NHS England to launch special care dental service in Lincolnshire

Representatives from NHS England have confirmed the launch of a new special care dental service in Lincolnshire. A new service, which is designed to target vulnerable groups with special dental needs, will be introduced in the area on Thursday 1st December. Initially, the programme will run for seven years; however, there is an option to […]