Dental treatment—or a lack of it—has become a problem for pregnant women.
As part of a Europe-wide initiative, the British Society of Periodontology announced its gum disease awareness campaign in the UK last month.
It has been concluded that any food material that can play a part in the formation of dental plaque has a risk for provoking inflammation resulting in periodontal disease. The latter is the result of increasing bacterial activity in tooth biofilm.
According to a new study, periodontitis may be associated with a higher risk for pancreatic cancer. The study was conducted by a team from Brown University. More details appeared in the online edition of the Gut journal on Sept. 18.
According to a new study, nearly 50% of adults in the US over the age of 30 are suffering from periodontal disease. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several other findings of importance included the fact that certain groups were affected more than the others. These groups included smokers, Mexican-Americans, people who lived in poor conditions, and individuals with less than a high school education. More about the study appeared online on Aug. 30 in the Journal of Dental Research.
In a recent study, researchers have been able to develop a new controlled-release capsule that can be inserted between the teeth and the attached gingival to reduce bacterial growth and reduce inflammation. The new capsule contains a special type of protein that appears to have anti-inflammatory effects. The protein also promotes regeneration in gum tissues. The device has been evaluated recently on laboratory mice and the results are encouraging.
According to a new study, using slow-release local antibiotic while treating periodontitis improves the condition by reducing inflammation. The study was carried out by Heraeus Kulzer, who discussed its results at Europerio 7.
According to a new study, the majority of the population in Germany changes their toothbrushes once every 5 to 6 months, which is not enough to avoid gingival disease. The study suggests that using the same toothbrush for more than 6 months can result in conditions such as gingivitis.
According to a recent study, the reason for the higher incidence of gum disease in the aged might be a natural reduction in the levels of a certain chemical compound termed Del-1. The study was carried out by a team from Queen Mary, University of London, in cooperation with research groups in the US. More about the study appears online in the Nature Immunology journal.