Middle-aged tooth loss linked to increased heart disease risk

People who lose two or more teeth during middle age may be more likely to develop heart disease, scientists have found. A study of nearly 61,000 adults aged between 45 and 69 showed those who lost two or more teeth had a higher chance of developing coronary heart disease than those who didn't lose any teeth

Middle-aged tooth loss linked to increased heart disease riskLosing 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 […]

Plaque control for the elderly with physical limitations

Dr Karishma Jaradi, Aesthetic Dentist, Dentzz Dental Care Centres, shares her insights about how to care about dental treatment in the elderly with physical limitations

Plaque control for the elderly with physical limitationsOral health is not distinct from your general well-being and can have a direct link to your overall health, which is why it’s essential to develop and uphold oral care habit during any age. Maintaining oral hygiene can be difficult in old age, and as for seniors and people with disabilities that impair mobility, traditional […]

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs, finds study

These bacteria were found predominantly in seniors with more plaque, more cavities, and fewer teeth. Additionally, the study found more fungi in these seniors' microbiotas, as well as among those who wore dentures

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs, finds studyThe new study was carried out by a team of Japanese-based scientists affiliated with the Kyushu University in Fukuoka. Dr Yoshihisa Yamashita, from the Division of Oral Health, Growth, and Development in the Faculty of Dental Science at Kyushu, is the corresponding author of the study. As Dr Yamashita and his colleagues explain in their […]

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral health

Diabetes is a disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired which elevates the level of glucose in blood. People who have diabetes know that this disease can lead to impairment of the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart. What they don't know is that diabetes can also hamper their oral health

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral healthThey say, ‘Every human being is the author of their own life.’ Your lifestyle and your habits contribute a lot towards living a healthy life. A busy lifestyle, long working hours can have a negative impact on your health and it can even affect your immunity. A poor immune system can lead to diabetes as […]

Dental infections in kids linked to heart disease risk in adulthood, finds study

Children who develop cavities and gum disease may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart attacks and strokes decades later than kids who have good oral health, a recent study suggests

Dental infections in kids linked to heart disease risk in adulthood, finds studyResearchers did dental exams for 755 children in 1980, when they were eight years old on average, then followed them through 2007 to see how many of them developed risk factors for heart attacks and strokes like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, high blood sugar, and hardening of the arteries. Overall, just 33 kids, or […]

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you should

A cup of green tea a day, may actually keep the doctor away. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just one cup

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you shouldGreen tea is already quite a rage in the health sector and has actually benefited people. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just […]

Cavities in kids might not be caused by bad genes, suggests study

Environmental factors appear to play a bigger role than genetics in shaping children’s risk for cavities, according to findings of an Australian study on twins

Cavities in kids might not be caused by bad genes, suggests studyResearchers followed 345 twins from 24 weeks’ gestation through six years of age, when they all had dental check-ups. At age six, 32 per cent of the kids had tooth decay and 24 per cent of the children had advanced cavities. To see how much genetics might shape the risk of cavities, researchers looked at […]

Dental health: Keep your teeth healthy by avoiding these foods

We all are aware of the vitality of oral health for our overall well-being. It’s a known fact that our diet plays an important role in safeguarding our dental health. It is essential to know what to pay attention to and how to minimalise the probable dangers

Dental health: Keep your teeth healthy by avoiding these foodsIt really looks like the well-known maxim, “You are what you eat” rings true when it comes to oral healthcare it definitely is all the more significant than usual. We always discuss at great length about the edibles one needs to consume to uphold a healthy oral condition, but it’s also equally imperative to know […]

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer 

The study found Treponema denticola, bacteria that causes periodontitis, could potentially cause cancer. This study's finding was originally published in the British Journal of Cancer. These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer Periodontitis, or gum disease, is characterised by the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the base of the teeth, or the gums. In its more advanced stages, periodontitis might lead to the destruction of the gums and even begin to attack the bone that holds teeth in place. As if living with the symptoms of periodontitis […]
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