Tag oral health

Tag oral health

Everything You Need To Know About Toothpaste

Tags: , , , Dental Education, Dental Hygiene, Teeth Whitening
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We know that daily brushing lays the foundation for healthy teeth (along with flossing and regular dental visits, of course). But shopping for toothpaste can be overwhelming. Entire aisles are devoted to the many iterations of this seemingly-simple tooth-cleaning gel in grocery stores, drug stores, and just about every other kind of store. With all of these potential choices, it’s easy to get confused.

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Dealing with Diabetes, Oral Health and Dentistry

Tags: , , , Blog, Data & Facts, Dental Education, Diabetes, Timeline
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Our office is very concerned about our patients who have diabetes. These patients present a special challenge in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health due to a compromised immune system and complications caused by the destructive nature of diabetes. This can become even more of a challenge because periodontal patients often present treatment and maintenance issues due to the chronic and non-curable nature of periodontal disease.

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Brush Off Prostate Woes

Tags: , , , , Blog, Data & Facts, Dental Hygiene, News, Prostate
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Gum Disease has already been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Now research from Case Western Reserve University suggests a connection between periodontal and prostate health. Study author Nabil Bissada, DDS, speculates that reducing inflammation in the mouth by brushing and flossing regularly may also reduce prostate inflammation

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Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

Tags: , , , , , Alzheimer’s Disease, Blog, Data & Facts, Dental Education, Dental Hygiene, News
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Dental researchers at the New York University College of Dentistry have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal disease may increase associated with Alzheimer’s disease in healthy individuals, as well as in those who already are cognitively impaired. The NYU study offers fresh evidence that gingival inflammation may contribute to brain inflammation, neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Respiratory Bacteria in Oral Biofilm and Saliva

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Oral bacterial biofilm contains an estimated 700 species including oral as well as respiratory pathogens. Poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease provide and inflammatory condition and biofilm environment conducive to the proliferation of respiratory pathogens. The risk of nosocomial pneumonia may be increased in hospitalized patients as the biofilm provides a reservoir for pathogenic species. Clinical Implications: Oral hygiene for hospitalized, intubated patients should be considered not only for oral health, but also to prevent aspiration of bacteria into the lungs.

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Periodontitis and Birth Control Pills

Tags: , , , , Birth Control, Blog, Data & Facts, Dental Education, Dental Hygiene, Periodontal Disease, Timeline
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Oral contraceptive use is linked to increased gingival inflammation due to an increase in the concentration of sex hormones in the gingival tissues. Newer formulations of oral contraceptives contain lower levels of hormones; however the number of years taking the drug may influence gingival conditions.

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