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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.

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 ...

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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 assumed office as the new President of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In this interview, he shares his ideas about the mission of and challenges for the EFP in the near future.

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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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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 of ischaemic stroke cases. Overall, the researchers observed that study participants diagnosed with periodontal disease had a significantly increased risk of developing lacunar stroke compared with participants without periodontitis.

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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 at large. However, the overall effects of cannabis on a person’s health are still not fully understood. According to a new study, long-term use (up to 20 years) of cannabis is associated with poor periodontal health. However, unlike tobacco use, it is not associated with several other physical health problems in early mid-life.

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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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Leading global experts meet to discuss periodontal health Apr 14, 2016 | News Europe

Leading global experts meet to discuss periodontal health

FRANKFURT, Germany: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) invited members of the dental and medical press ...

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Interleukin Genetics to study impact of genetic test for periodontal disease Mar 31, 2016 | News Americas

Interleukin Genetics to study impact of genetic test for periodontal disease

WALTHAM, Mass., USA: Interleukin Genetics, a U.S. company that develops and markets a line of genetic tests for chronic diseases and health-related conditions, ...

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