Posts Tagged ‘gum disease’

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 […]


New study links obesity with an increased risk of dental problems

New study links obesity with an increased risk of dental problems

A new study suggests that being overweight can increase your risk of dental health problems. The study, which has been published in the Oral Diseases journal, claims that people who have a BMI (body mass index) in the overweight range are more likely to suffer from periodontitis than those in the normal range. The risk […]


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 […]


Could HRT reduce gum disease risk?

Could HRT reduce gum disease risk?

HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is known for its powers in tackling common symptoms of menopause, but new studies have suggested it can also help to lower the risk of gum disease. Scientists claim that HRT can help to reduce the risk of dental health problems, which may be elevated during and after menopause as a […]


Leading dentists reveal the grizzly truth about neglecting teeth cleaning

Leading dentists reveal the grizzly truth about neglecting teeth cleaning

A clutch of dentists has contributed to an article warning patients what happens when you neglect to brush your teeth. Dr Ken Harris, Dr Sameer Patel and Dr Adam Thorne have shed light on the grizzly truth about what happens to your teeth when you don’t brush them frequently. Dentists recommend twice-daily brushing, but many […]