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Case Study: Pregnancy and Periodontal Pathogens

<b>Background:</b> Patient is a 31 year old female, who presented with the chief complaint “My gums are swollen and painful.” The last dental visit with …

Oral microbiota indicates link between periodontal disease and esophageal cancer

To interview Jiyoung Ahn, contact Julia Gunther at julia.gunther@aacr.org or 215-446-6896.<p>Bottom Line: An analysis of bacteria present in the mouth …

Gum disease can lead to this kind of cancer

One more reason your mother was right about flossing regularly — diseased gums can lead to esophageal cancer, says a new study.<p>The presence of two …

Gum Disease Apparently Increases Risk of Cancer

 Listen to this<p><b>JAKARTA, NNC</b> – A new study has found that some bacteria that lead to gum disease may also increase the risk of esophageal …

Gum disease tied to yet another deadly illness

Add one more reason to why you should brush and floss regularly: Gum disease bacteria are now tied to higher odds of esophageal cancer.<p>The study …

Found a direct correlation between gum disease and breast cancer

<b>Gum disease can lead to breast cancer</b><p>A new study by scientists from the University of Santa Maria in Brazil have shown that gum disease may increase …

Diabetes linked to irreversible gum disease

Imagine losing your teeth when you are just 29.That was what happened to Alan (not his real name), who had shaky teeth, gum pain and gum swelling …

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Gum infections linked to precancerous stomach lesions

Gum infections may increase the risk for sores in the digestive tract, which can lead to stomach cancer, a small study suggests.Researchers focused …

Cancer

Gum infections tied to increased risk of stomach cancer precursor

(Reuters Health) - Gum infections may increase people’s risk for sores in the digestive tract that can lead to stomach cancer, a small study suggests.<p>Researchers focused on what’s known as periodontal disease, serious infections in the mouth caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Daily brushing and …

A mysterious bacterium may be a critical part of cancer

The Case of the Traveling Bacteria<p>In 2011, two researchers stumbled upon an intriguing find. In separate studies, Dr. Matthew Meyerson from the …

Putting off dental care because of cost can backfire down the road

A-A+<p>When I was in my 30s and a dentist told me I needed a few crowns, I decided to skip the expensive devices because of my meager paycheck. Besides, …

Even when insurance doesn’t cover dental care, you may be able to curb costs

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site.</i><p>Fifty-one percent of adults ages 50 to 64 don't know how they'll get dental insurance once they reach age 65, according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) from the University of Michigan<p>The survey, which …

15 Weird Things Linked to Heart Attacks

Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Bi-Annually

The important role dentists play in our overall well being is often taken for granted until we have a sore tooth or something else goes wrong with …

The Making of a Happy, Healthy Mouth in 2018

Old Dog, Learning Cool New Tricks<p>This blog’s been quiet for a while only because I’m been busy taking a slew of continuing education courses on the …

Bacteria Living in Our Gut Are Hijacking And Controlling Our Genes

Don't panic, they're on our side.<p>Your gut microflora isn't just sitting silently waiting for you to wolf down your next meal – it turns out there's a …

Researchers find link between oral bacteria and stomach cancer

Copyright: zinkevych / 123RF Stock Photo<p>Elevated pathogen colonisation and a lack of bacterial diversity in the mouth were identified in people with …

5 Ways Your Teeth Can Impact Your Health

Dentists aren't just interested in keeping your teeth clean and white—they want to keep gum disease from messing with the rest of your body, …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

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Is chronic mouthwash use endangering your beneficial bacteria?

It sounds like one of those spurious correlations that show up whenever you sift through large piles of data, such as the supposed link between cheese consumption and death from bedsheet strangulation.<p>But the results of a new epidemiological study linking mouthwash use and diabetes risk are – to …

Dental health is a good marker of overall well being

If you want to stay healthy, don't forget your teeth<p>When people think about health issues, they often don't think about their teeth. Dental health is rarely considered a priority, especially among those in rural areas where dental health care providers are not always easily accessible.<p>Even when …

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Severe Gum Disease Linked To 24 Percent Higher Risk Of Cancer, Tufts Study Finds

Here's yet more evidence that your mouth is part of your body, and its health can affect conditions ranging from diabetes to cancer.

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How gum disease could lead to cancer

Is oral health even more important than we thought? Well, new research from Finland has pointed to a surprising link between gum disease and the …

Severe gum disease could lead to one of the deadliest and most vicious forms of cancer, two major new studies conclude

Severe gum disease could lead to one of the deadliest types of cancer, two major studies have concluded.<p>The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, …

Cancer

More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk

In largest study to date using dental exams, severe periodontitis associated with 24 percent increased risk of cancerBOSTON (Jan. 16, 2018)—Data …

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