Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular disease’

Study links childhood dental infections to increase heart disease risk

Study links childhood dental infections to increase heart disease risk

A study has linked childhood dental infections to an increased risk of heart disease in later life. Research conducted as part of The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study revealed that children that suffer from oral conditions, such as gum disease and decay, are more likely to develop risk factors for strokes and heart attacks […]


Simplyhealth Survey Reveals Lack Of Awareness About Oral And General Health Links

Simplyhealth Survey Reveals Lack Of Awareness About Oral And General Health Links

A Simplyhealth survey has revealed a shocking lack of awareness about the importance of oral health among UK males. The survey, which involved 2,101 males, revealed that a large proportion of men are unaware of the link between oral and general health. The survey showed that 59 per cent of men had seen a dentist […]


Regular dental check-ups could reduce risk of serious conditions by a third

Regular dental check-ups could reduce risk of serious conditions by a third

Research has revealed that regular dental check-ups could reduce the risk of serious medical conditions by a third. A study conducted by a research team at the University of California, Berkeley, has confirmed a strong link between good oral health and good general health. The study focused on women and concluded that women who regularly […]


Cancer patients struggling to afford dental care

Cancer patients struggling to afford dental care

A new study has revealed that cancer patients are avoiding going to the dentists because the cost of treatment is too high. The research, which was carried out by a team at the Baptist Medical Center at Wake Forest University, indicated that many cancer patients were forgoing dental treatment because they couldn’t afford it. The […]


Standards of dental health much worse amongst Aboriginal population

Standards of dental health much worse amongst Aboriginal population

Researchers have discovered that standards of oral health are considerably lower amongst the Aboriginal population. The study, which was carried out by Lisa Jamieson, a researcher at the University of Adelaide, found that standards of oral health amongst young Aboriginal adults were up to eleven times worse than those amongst the rest of the Australian […]


Dental anxiety and rising costs keep patients away

Dental anxiety and rising costs keep patients away

A survey in Scotland has revealed that people are likely to put off going to the dentist because they either have a fear of the dentist or cannot afford the treatment. The study, which was conducted for the Implantium Network, found that 8 percent of the people surveyed said they avoided having check-ups because they […]


Older people urged to take care of their teeth and gums

Older people urged to take care of their teeth and gums

Oral health is extremely important for everyone; however, research has shown that it is particularly important for older people. Older people are at a higher risk of developing serious oral health conditions and studies have shown that many people over the age of 65 start to pay less attention to their oral health and stop […]


Many people failing to brush their teeth properly

Many people failing to brush their teeth properly

Research has revealed that one in three British adults do not spend enough time brushing their teeth. The research, which was carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation, found that a third of UK adults do not spend the required two minutes, twice a day, brushing their teeth. Of the one thousand people that […]


Experts urge people to floss for their lives

Experts urge people to floss for their lives

Dental experts are urging people to look after their teeth and gums as studies prove the link between poor oral health and a number of harmful health conditions. A recent study conducted by a team from the University of Kentucky have recently established a positive correlation between having poor memory and having a small number […]


PDSA urges owners to take better care of their dog’s teeth

PDSA urges owners to take better care of their dog’s teeth

PDSA, a leading animal protection charity, has urged dog owners to take better care of their pet’s teeth and gums. Many owners are unaware of the need to look after their pet’s teeth and concentrate instead on other areas of their pet’s health; most dog owners are aware of the need to exercise their dogs […]