Archive for the ‘Gum disease’ Category

Penryn dental duo celebrates 25 years at the reception desk

Penryn dental duo celebrates 25 years at the reception desk

A dental duo from Penryn is celebrating spending 25 years at the reception desk. Kim Long and Nadine Francis have been working as receptionists at Penryn Dental Practice for two and a half decades.  The dynamic duo, which was described as the “backbone of this practice” by principal dentist, Donal O’Halloran, has been tending to […]


New study suggests a plant-based diet could reduce the severity of gum disease symptoms

New study suggests a plant-based diet could reduce the severity of gum disease symptoms

A new study suggests that a plant-based diet could reduce the severity of gum disease symptoms. Researchers based in Germany analysed the impact of a nutrient-rich, plant-based diet on a group of people with gingivitis. The small study, which involved a group of 30 people, revealed a positive response to an anti-inflammatory diet that was […]


New study suggests gum disease could elevate Alzheimer’s risk

New study suggests gum disease could elevate Alzheimer’s risk

A new study suggests that gum disease could elevate the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The research, which has been published in the Science Advances journal, found that a specific strain of bacteria, P gingivalis, could have a part to play in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Stephen Dominy, lead author, said that past studies have […]


Oral Health Foundation calls for free dental care for oral cancer patients

Oral Health Foundation calls for free dental care for oral cancer patients

The Oral Health Foundation has called for dental care to be provided free of charge for patients diagnosed with mouth cancer. After receiving treatment for oral cancer, patients are often faced with long-term dental difficulties, which require complex and intensive treatment. Unlike other health services, dental care is not available free of charge on the […]


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 […]