Troubled Relationship Between Periodontitis and COVID-19 May Further Exacerbate Disease Severity

COVID-19 is being studied by researchers all over the world. Where did it come from? How can we stop it? While we cannot answer these questions definitively, researchers are still tackling the pandemic and its relationship with other serious health problems. For example, researchers have been studying the effects that COVID-19 may have on common diseases, such as periodontitis. The...

Research Shows Possible Metabolic Links Between Periodontitis and a High-fat Diet

A study has found that a high-fat diet can have lasting implications on a person's oral health. The research findings were presented in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology under the title, "Untargeted and Targeted Gingival Metabolome in Rodents Reveal Metabolic Links Between High-Fat Diet-induced Obesity and Periodontitis." Information About High Fat Diets Your diet can have a lasting impact on your overall quality...

International Study Looks at Whether People Can Inherit Periodontal Disease

Can someone's oral health be predetermined by their family's genetics? A Swedish study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology examined just that. The study was titled "Using National Register Data to Estimate the Heritability of Periodontitis." About Periodontitis Periodontitis is an advanced stage of periodontal disease caused by virulent pathogens and poor dental hygiene. Dental plaque is an oral microbial biofilm...

Study Evaluates Changes in Dental Fluorosis Over Time

Fluoride is commonly found in nature, like in rocks, as well as in fluoridated water, dietary supplements, mouthwash, and toothpaste. It desirably protects against tooth decay, but too much exposure during childhood may lead to a condition called dental fluorosis. In milder cases, it causes light white lines or spots on the teeth, but it may lead to physical damage...

Cirrhosis and Cirrhosis Treatments Damaging the Oral Health of Dental Patients

Medical doctors have noticed that the dental health of their liver transplant patients is poor enough to cause worry about the general outlook and lives of their patients that can be easily destroyed with the smallest infection. A patient's oral status can even weigh in on whether the doctor believes that their patient will take adequate care of their...

Research Reveals Dental Care Needs of Foster Care Youth

There are over 153 million orphans around the world, according to the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). An estimated 5,700 children become orphans every day and end up in foster care until they find a suitable family to live with and take care of them. Many of the children are surrendered due to neglect, abuse, or poverty. One or both...

Oral Myeloid Sarcoma Lesions Linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A study by the Journal of the American Dental Association recently explored how Oral Myeloid Sarcoma can manifest as gingival or mucosal swelling in certain patients. The research, titled "Oral myeloid sarcoma as an uncommon manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia," compares the results of multiple case studies. About Acute Myeloid Leukemia According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second-leading cause of death...

Study Finds Behavior Change in AIAN Population Remains Complex

Although largely preventable, tooth decay remains a major oral health problem. When tooth decay occurs in children before the age of six, it is referred to as early childhood caries (ECC).1 American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children have a higher rate of ECC compared to other populations in the United States.1,2 A study by Phipps et al. found...

Potential Link of Periodontitis and Valvular Heart Disease Found

A retrospective study in Taiwan has revealed a potential link between periodontitis and the development of valvular heart disease. The results of the study were published in the June edition of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology under the title, "Periodontitis is associated with incidental valvular heart disease: A nationwide population-based cohort study." About Valvular Heart Disease A healthy heart has four...

Systemic Review Looks at How Boric Acid Can Help Periodontal Therapy

Boric acid is a popular remedy for a variety of health concerns. The International Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a systemic review titled "Boric acid as an adjunct to periodontal therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis" that analyzed its efficacy on patients who suffer from periodontal issues. More Information About Boric Acid Boric acid, also known as hydrogen borate, is a white...

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