#WorldAlzheimersDay: Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s disease

The bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer’s. “We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain,” says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen […]

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Is there a connection between menstruation and oral hygiene?

The surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

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Know about 4 infections that can be spread through kissing

Here are four types of infections that can be transmitted through mouth-to-mouth contact with an infected person. Herpes Oral herpes, often referred to as cold sores, is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). According to experts, it is the most common infection spread through kissing. Women are said to be more susceptible than […]

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Middle-aged tooth loss linked to increased heart disease risk

Losing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, a U.S. study suggests. “In addition to other established associations between dental health and risk of disease, our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in recent past could be at increased […]

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