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Periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues but may also affect the tooth-supporting structures, resulting in bone loss.

Postmenopausal women with periodontitis more prone to several types of cancer Aug 3, 2017 | News Americas

Postmenopausal women with periodontitis more prone to several types of cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: New study findings indicate that postmenopausal women with a history of periodontal disease are more prone to develop cancer. Examining data from 65,869 women between the ages of 54 and 86, women who had reported a diagnosis of periodontal disease had a 14 per cent higher risk of developing any type of cancer.

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Researchers identify DNA sections responsible for periodontitis Jul 10, 2017 | News Europe

Researchers identify DNA sections responsible for periodontitis

BERLIN, Germany: An international network of researchers led by scientists at the Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany has identified variations ...

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Periodontitis linked to higher mortality rate of cirrhosis patients May 4, 2017 | News International

Periodontitis linked to higher mortality rate of cirrhosis patients

AARHUS, Denmark: Several studies have indicated associations between periodontitis and other conditions, including cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney ...

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Study links periodontal disease, tooth loss and higher risk of death Apr 6, 2017 | News Americas

Study links periodontal disease, tooth loss and higher risk of death

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: A new study has suggested that overall mortality in the general population and older women in particular could be reduced by improving ...

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Estrogen therapy helps reduce periodontitis in postmenopausal women Feb 24, 2017 | News Americas

Estrogen therapy helps reduce periodontitis in postmenopausal women

SALVADOR, Brazil/BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Attributed to the reduction in estrogen levels from the onset of menopause, some women become more prone to numerous health issues, including hot flashes, but also more serious conditions, such as osteoporosis, which is managed with estrogen therapy. A new study has now shown that this treatment could also lower the prevalence of severe periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

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Periodontal pathogen may trigger rheumatoid arthritis Jan 24, 2017 | News Americas

Periodontal pathogen may trigger rheumatoid arthritis

BALTIMORE, USA: Johns Hopkins researchers have found new evidence for a possible link between chronic periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis. They believe that these new findings could have important implications for the prevention and treatment of the condition, which affects about 1.5 million adults in the U.S. alone. It can cause disability and premature death and lowers quality of life.

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EFP Perio Workshop focuses on link between caries and periodontal disease Nov 3, 2016 | News Europe

EFP Perio Workshop focuses on link between caries and periodontal disease

LA GRANJA, Spain: From 6 to 9 November, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) will be hosting the 2016 EFP Perio Workshop in La Granja. About 75 experts from both organisations will be at this invitation-only annual event, which is attended by the most pre-eminent periodontology and caries scientists in the world.

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Research: Treating gingivitis reduces risk of preterm low-weight births Oct 26, 2016 | News USA

Research: Treating gingivitis reduces risk of preterm low-weight births

DENVER, Colo., USA: A recent study by Procter and Gamble, building on a decade-long research effort, confirms an ever-strengthening correlation between ...

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Study links marijuana use to increased periodontitis risk Oct 14, 2016 | News Americas

Study links marijuana use to increased periodontitis risk

NEW YORK, USA: According to a new study published by the American Academy of Periodontology, frequent users of cannabis—that is, who consume marijuana, ...

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US researchers identify periodontitis genes Oct 11, 2016 | News Americas

US researchers identify periodontitis genes

NEW YORK, USA: Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified 41 master regulator genes that may cause periodontal disease. The study is the first of its kind to employ genome-wide reverse engineering to identify the gene pathways that contribute to periodontitis. Identification of the genes represents a vital step toward developing compounds that can be used in targeted, individualized treatment of severe periodontitis.

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Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn” Sep 1, 2016 | News Americas

Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn”

Biofilm that can cause periodontal inflammation and caries continually forms between teeth and is almost impossible to reach with a toothbrush. While regular flossing is therefore recommended, the majority of patients struggle with interdental cleaning. In order to address this problem, Dr. Allan Coopersmith invented the PerioTwist. Dental Tribune Online recently spoke to the Canadian dentist to learn more about how this new interdental cleaning tool will help facilitate flossing in the future.

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Genetics may amplify negative impact of obesity on periodontal disease progression Aug 30, 2016 | News Americas

Genetics may amplify negative impact of obesity on periodontal disease progression

BOSTON, USA: Studies have indicated that individuals with a high body mass index are more prone to developing periodontal disease than other people are. Being overweight or obese might also negatively affect one’s response to nonsurgical periodontal therapy. In line with these findings, a recently published study has suggested that overweight or obese patients, particularly men, carrying a certain genetic variant were at an even greater overall risk of developing periodontitis.

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Interview: “Put periodontology where it deserves to be” Aug 26, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: “Put periodontology where it deserves to be”

Dr Juan Blanco Carrion, Professor of Periodontology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, has ...

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Knowledge about risk factors associated with periodontal disease among patients referred to a specialist periodontal clinic Aug 22, 2016 | DT Science

Knowledge about risk factors associated with periodontal disease among patients referred to a specialist periodontal clinic

Objective: The patient’s awareness and knowledge of periodontal disease is a key factor for successful periodontal treatment. The objective of this study ...

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Hidden danger: Study links periapical periodontitis to coronary artery disease Aug 4, 2016 | News Nordic

Hidden danger: Study links periapical periodontitis to coronary artery disease

HELSINKI, Finland: A new study at the University of Helsinki has found that hidden periapical periodontitis increased the risk of coronary artery disease ...

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