Posts Tagged ‘gum disease’

New study links work-related stress to unhealthy eating habits

New study links work-related stress to unhealthy eating habits

A new study suggests that stressed out workers in the UK are reaching for sugary treats. Research conducted by the Oral Health Foundation found that more than a quarter of British adults binge on unhealthy foods when they feel stressed. Office workers are most likely to cave in and opt for a sugary delight, with […]


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 […]


Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

New figures have revealed that over 10,000 children in Hartlepool didn’t see a dentist last year. Statistics from the NHS suggested that 51% of children in the North East town didn’t go to the dentist in the 12-month period leading up to September 2018, despite the fact that dentists recommend 6-monthly visits for children. This […]


New study links poor oral health to elevated risk of erectile dysfunction

New study links poor oral health to elevated risk of erectile dysfunction

A new study has revealed that poor oral health can elevate the risk of erectile dysfunction in men. Scientists at Jinan University, China, analysed data from five studies, which involved more than 200,000 men. They found that men who have poor oral health are nearly three times more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than men […]


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 […]


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 […]