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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.

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, hashish or hash oil at least once a month—have a significantly elevated risk of developing mild, moderate and even severe periodontal disease compared with people who use cannabis less regularly. In particular, frequent use of cannabis was found to be associated with deeper probing depths and greater clinical attachment loss.

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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. ...

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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 was to evaluate this knowledge among patients referred to a specialist periodontal clinic.

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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 (a cardiovascular disease). According to the researchers, infections of the root tip of a tooth are very common—about one in four Finns suffered from at least one in the study group—and are often unnoticed by patients, as they can be present without obvious symptoms.

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Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease Jul 26, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease

SEOUL, South Korea: Although coffee is probably among the most researched foods and extensively discussed in countless publications, studies have not made conclusive findings regarding whether the beverage has an overall positive or negative effect on one’s health. A South Korean study has now found significantly higher consumption of coffee among males with periodontitis.

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New research finds strong association between chronic periodontitis and stroke Jul 22, 2016 | News Europe

New research finds strong association between chronic periodontitis and stroke

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain: A new study has linked chronic periodontitis to lacunar infarct, a cerebrovascular disease that causes about 25 per cent ...

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Long-term cannabis use linked to periodontal disease Jun 21, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Long-term cannabis use linked to periodontal disease

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The health benefits and adverse effects of marijuana use have long been discussed by doctors, scientists, politicians and society ...

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EFP societies celebrate biggest-ever European Day of Periodontology May 13, 2016 | News Europe

EFP societies celebrate biggest-ever European Day of Periodontology

MADRID, Spain: For the third time, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) celebrated the European Day of Periodontology on 12 May. The event has ...

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