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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 study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New research suggests that men who suffer from gum disease are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction. Scientists from the University of Granada have revealed that men who have gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than those with healthy gums. In a study, which is the first to involve European […]


British Heart Foundation publishes new animation to raise awareness of the link between oral and heart health

British Heart Foundation publishes new animation to raise awareness of the link between oral and heart health

The British Heart Foundation has published a new animation to raise awareness of the link between oral health and heart health. The clip, which can be found on the charity’s website, is designed to educate people about the relationship between gum disease and heart disease. Gum disease is a very common oral health issue, which […]


Is vaping better for your dental health?

Is vaping better for your dental health?

Almost 3 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes and vaping is becoming more and more commonplace every year, but is it better for your health than smoking? MPs have been debating the safety of e-cigarettes, and some dentists have been keen to share their views. Smoking is a leading cause of gum disease and […]


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 report highlights prevalence of dental problems in older people

New report highlights prevalence of dental problems in older people

A new report has highlighted the prevalence of dental problems in older people living in the UK. Research compiled by the Faculty of Dental Surgery suggests that up to 1.8 million people aged over 65 years old are living with an acute dental health condition. Dentists are worried that dental issues, such as decay, gum […]


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 […]


Pregnant women urged to keep up to date with dental checks

Pregnant women urged to keep up to date with dental checks

You usually associate pregnancy with morning sickness, back pain and fatigue, but dentists are keen to alert expectant mothers to the increased risk of dental health issues. If you’re pregnant, hormonal changes that occur in the body can put you at risk of gum disease. Gum disease is not just a common cause of bleeding […]