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New study explores the link between obesity and gum disease

December 4, 2019

Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States—and studies show…
People with periodontitis face a higher risk of stroke and heart attack

September 27, 2019

Hypertension, high blood pressure, affects 30-45% of adults. It can lead to heart attack and stroke. In fact,…
Periodontitis Bacteria Love Colon and Dirt Microbes

September 10, 2019

True or false? Bacteria living in the same space, like the mouth, have evolved collaborations so generous that…
Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease

July 5, 2019

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental…
Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease

June 11, 2019

People with undetected glucose disorders run a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, according to a…
Drivers of inflammation provide valuable targets for new gum disease therapies

October 25, 2018

T cells help fight off infection, but they can go overboard. A new study led by researchers at…
Study: Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones old

March 13, 2018

The absence of a protein critical to the control of inflammation may lead to rapid and severe bone…
Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50

July 18, 2017

Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined…
Diabetes Causes Shift in Oral Microbiome That Fosters Periodontitis, Penn Study Finds

July 13, 2017

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by…
Bacterium can connect teeth and rheumatoid arthritis for some people

December 16, 2016

Years of basic research into periodontitis (inflammation of the gums and jaw bone) carried out at the Department…
Team Reverses Signs of Naturally Occurring Chronic Periodontitis

March 8, 2016

Periodontitis, a gum disease present in nearly half of all adults in the United States, involves inflammation, bleeding…
Study Blocks Inflammatory Bone Loss in Gum Disease

October 1, 2015

Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, doesn’t just cause soft-tissue inflammation and bleeding. It also destroys the…
Blueberry extract could help fight gum disease and reduce antibiotic use

September 4, 2015

Gum disease is a common condition among adults that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth,…
Combatting periodontal pathogens

October 3, 2014

A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth…
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