Posts Tagged ‘heart disease’

A Dentist Discovers New Way To Save Lives

A Dentist Discovers New Way To Save Lives

A US dentist has discovered that 90% of systemic conditions are related to the overall condition of the mouth. Dr Peter Thompson and his team have acknowledged that there is an enormous link between oral health and the overall health and wellbeing of a patient. He states that many often forget that the mouth is […]


Stoptober Campaign Hoping To Boost Standards Of General And Oral Health

Stoptober Campaign Hoping To Boost Standards Of General And Oral Health

The government has launched a campaign to encourage people to stop smoking during the month of October. The Stoptober campaign started at the beginning of October and will run for 28 days to try and encourage the 8 million people who smoke in the UK to quit for good. According to stop-smoking charities, people who […]


Experts Dispel Link between Gum Disease and Heart Problems

Experts Dispel Link between Gum Disease and Heart Problems

Scientists said yesterday that gum disease is not linked to heart problems and described any link that has been previously identified as “coincidental.” A panel of thirteen researchers in the USA claimed that there was no evidence to suggest that gum disease increases the risk of heart disease and strokes, as previously suggested by numerous […]


Brush Your Teeth to Boost Heart Health

Brush Your Teeth to Boost Heart Health

Experts have warned that poor oral health could contribute to a host of heart problems and urged people to brush on a regular basis to keep heart problems at bay. Scientists claim that bacteria from the mouth can travel to other parts of the body via the bloodstream, increasing the risk of inflammation and clotting […]


Dentists Urge Patients to Take Bad Breath Seriously

Dentists Urge Patients to Take Bad Breath Seriously

Bad breath (halitosis) is a common problem that affects most people from time to time. However, dentists are eager for people who suffer from bad breath on a regular basis to arrange a check-up, as halitosis can be symptomatic of more serious dental problems. Bad breath is usually caused by eating pungent foods, but it […]


Why a Sweet Tooth Could be a Precursor of Illness

Why a Sweet Tooth Could be a Precursor of Illness

Despite seemingly endless campaigns to encourage people to eat healthily, the majority of people still consume far too much sugar. Experts are worried that this addiction is contributing to higher rates of serious diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. Health experts are worried that overloading the body with sugar is contributing to an increase in […]


Dentists could play an important role in diabetes diagnosis

Dentists could play an important role in diabetes diagnosis

Dentists could play an important role in detecting the early signs of diabetes and diagnosing undetected diabetes. Periodontal disease is an early symptom of diabetes and many of the complaints dental patients talk to their dentist about correlate with those suffered by people with diabetes. In some cases, the presence of deep periodontal pockets and […]


North Dakota launches new programme to reduce rates of decay

North Dakota launches new programme to reduce rates of decay

A new dental health programme has been launched to combat high rates of tooth decay amongst children in North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health has joined forces with Bridging the Dental Gap to launch the new campaign, named Seal! North Dakota. The programme will help to ensure that underprivileged children are given sealants […]


Jamaican dental experts urge the public to keep an eye on oral health

Jamaican dental experts urge the public to keep an eye on oral health

Dental experts in Jamaica have urged members of the public to take better care of their teeth and gums. Dr Irving McKenzie, Director of Dental Health Services in the Ministry of Health, said that it was important for people to realise the importance of good oral health. Gum disease and tooth decay are common health […]


National Oral Health Week celebrated in Taiwan

National Oral Health Week celebrated in Taiwan

Dental experts across Taiwan have joined forces to promote good oral health as part of National Oral Health Week. The campaign was launched to try and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to care for their teeth and gums and raise awareness of the possible dangers associated with poor oral health. Dentists were eager […]