Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

New study claims treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms

New study claims treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms

A new study claims that treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms. Research funded by Diabetes UK has found that treating the symptoms of gum disease helps patients who have type 2 diabetes to regulate sugar levels. The study also suggests that treating gum disease could also help to lower the risk of complications related […]


New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

A tax on sugary drinks has come into force across the UK. As of Friday 6th April 2018, prices on certain products will increase in line with a new sugar levy, which is designed to tackle rising rates of obesity and dental health issues. The government revealed plans to introduce the tax in 2017 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 links regular mouthwash use to elevated diabetes risk

New study links regular mouthwash use to elevated diabetes risk

A new study has linked regular mouthwash use to an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Harvard University’s School of Public Health claim that using mouthwash twice a day can have a significant impact on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study shows that those who rinse with mouthwash twice a […]


How Your Mouth Could Be Showing Dangers Of Serious Illnesses

How Your Mouth Could Be Showing Dangers Of Serious Illnesses

Most people are aware that looking inside the mouth can give away clues about diet and lifestyle, but did you know that your mouth can show warning signs of serious general health problems? Dentists often say that the mouth is a window to the rest of the body and research suggests that oral health and […]


One In Six Brits Fail To Clean Their Teeth Every Day, Reveals Survey.

One In Six Brits Fail To Clean Their Teeth Every Day, Reveals Survey.

A recent survey conducted by UKBathrooms.com revealed shocking results into the habits of one in six Brits, who it’s said fail to brush their teeth every day, highlighting the poor oral health standard in the country. 61 percent of participants, who undertook the poll, have said they did not feel particularly self-conscious about failing to […]


New Saliva Test Can Diagnose Oral Cancer And Diabetes

New Saliva Test Can Diagnose Oral Cancer And Diabetes

A new molecular saliva test can detect oral cancer and diabetes. PeriRX, a Pennsylvania start-up company, is carrying out clinical trials on the test that has attracted interest from the UK’s National Institute for Health Research. The diagnostic test has been developed by Neil Gottehrer, a dentist from Havertown, Pennsylvania, and David Wong, a pioneer […]


Routine dental checks can diagnose pre-diabetes

Routine dental checks can diagnose pre-diabetes

Researchers at Columbia University have revealed that routine dental checks can be an important means of diagnosing pre-diabetes, early symptoms of type 2 diabetes, an increasingly prevalent disease in the USA. The study, which was published recently in the Journal of Dental Research at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, is also supported by the […]


Swapping Fizzy Drinks for Water Reduces Diabetes Risk

Swapping Fizzy Drinks for Water Reduces Diabetes Risk

Dentists have been encouraging people to swap sugar-laden fizzy drinks for water for many years, but new research has revealed further benefits for sticking to plain water. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, found that women who drink plain water, rather than fizzy drinks, are less likely to develop diabetes, a life-threatening condition, which […]


Dentist and Health Care Experts Alarmed by Shocking Diabetes Report

Dentist and Health Care Experts Alarmed by Shocking Diabetes Report

A report, which revealed that diabetes could bankrupt the NHS within the next 20 years, has shocked dentists and public health experts. The Impact Diabetes report, which was published in the Diabetic Medicine journal, revealed that the NHS will spend more than a sixth of the total health budget on diabetes by 2035. Currently, the […]