Posts Tagged ‘heart disease’

Orphans suffering from poor oral health in Borneo

Orphans suffering from poor oral health in Borneo

A leading orthodontist in Borneo has revealed that up to 70 percent of orphaned children suffer from poor oral health and require extensive dental treatment. Dr Noraini Alwi found that 70 percent of the orphans at Kompleks Kebajikan Laila Taib required treatment and only one of them did not have tooth decay. Dr Alwi said […]


Invasive dental procedures may increase risk of strokes and heart attacks

Invasive dental procedures may increase risk of strokes and heart attacks

A research study has found that invasive dental procedures may increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. The study, which has recently been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concludes that the risk of heart attacks and strokes increases after invasive treatment for gum disease; however, the risk is short-term and experts say […]


Delta Dental launches campaign to improve oral health in older people

Delta Dental launches campaign to improve oral health in older people

The Delta Dental Foundation of New Jersey has announced that it will launch a campaign to improve standards of oral health amongst seniors. Representatives from the foundation have recorded video and audio messages, which will be played on television channels and radio stations to educate older people about the importance of good oral health. Older […]


Dental care cuts risk of heart disease in older women

Dental care cuts risk of heart disease in older women

A new study has added to the evidence supporting oral health as an indicator of general health. The study, which has recently been published online and is due to be published in print in Health Economics in the near future, found that older women who attend regular dental appointments are a third less likely to […]


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 […]


China launches national dental care day

China launches national dental care day

The national day of dental care in China will be used to launch a campaign to promote good oral health amongst children. Today will mark the beginning of this year’s campaign, which will focus on protecting children’s teeth and gums. Standards of oral health are poor amongst young children in China; statistics show that 66 […]


Neglecting oral hygiene contributes to heart failure

Neglecting oral hygiene contributes to heart failure

Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland have revealed that neglecting oral hygiene could lead to heart failure. The research team joined forces with researchers from Bristol University; the results of the study show that poor oral hygiene can cause blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The findings of […]


Ignoring oral health could lead to fatal blood clotting

Ignoring oral health could lead to fatal blood clotting

Numerous research studies have found a link between poor oral health and serious health conditions, including heart disease; however, the reason why not brushing the teeth causes heart attacks has been something of a mystery until now. New research by a scientist at Bristol University has found that bacteria in the mouth can escape into […]


Colgate offers financial incentive for dental patients

Colgate offers financial incentive for dental patients

Colgate has announced that it will offer dental patients a 65 euro refund when they attend a routine check-up. The toothpaste manufacturer has joined forces with the Irish Dental Association to celebrate Oral Health Month and promote good oral hygiene. Other events and activities will also run throughout the month to celebrate the campaign and […]


Survey reveals poor dentist attendance in Ireland

Survey reveals poor dentist attendance in Ireland

A new survey carried out by the dental chain Redmond Molley has revealed that around one in three people in Ireland rarely go to the dentist. The recent survey found that twenty percent of people in the country went to dentist “very rarely,” while a further ten percent fully admitted that they didn’t visit the […]