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Perio News: The articles that appear in Perio News are chosen from a variety of sources to reflect media coverage of the periodontal and oral health industries. An article's inclusion does not imply that the Periodontal Suite endorses, supports, or verifies its contents or expressed opinions. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.



The hidden benefits of brushing your teeth!

For most people, brushing their teeth is a fairly mundane, everyday task. Important to keep teeth sparkly white, gums healthy and breath minty-fresh, it is commonly thought these are the sole benefits to brushing twice a day. While the main motivation for teeth cleaning is to prevent gum disease, it must be admitted that for most people across the world the reason is entirely aesthetic. However, new findings are showing that brushing your teeth comes with a whole host of extra benefits than those noted above. Various studies and research projects are starting to suggest that cleaning your teeth can help to ward off diabetes, prevent heart disease and cure erectile dysfunctions. These proposals all stem from gum disease, as experts believe it is this that is linked to the other conditions. They say that when someone has developed gum disease, bacteria can enter the bloodstream and spread through the body, causing various inflammation problems.MORE

Mouthwashing moms less likely to have a preemie.

Expectant mothers who have gum disease are less likely to deliver their babies prematurely if they use mouthwash throughout their pregnancy, a new study suggests. Pregnant women with gum disease, also called periodontal disease, are known to have more preemies than women with healthy gums. But it's unclear whether that link is causal, and so whether better oral hygiene would make a difference. The new study, although not ironclad proof, found that regularly using an alcohol-free mouth rinse appeared to cut women's risk of early labor by about three quarters. "I think this is extremely encouraging," said Dr. Steven Offenbacher, a professor at the University of North Carolina's School of Dentistry, who was not involved in this study. More

Diabetes: Periodontal disease must be treated!

In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people ages 20 and older. The health of your gums can influence your diabetes status. So if you're one of the 33 percent of people who are either diabetic or prediabetic, this applies to you. We've known for years if you're diabetic, you have a greater likelihood of periodontitis, a disease that causes bone loss around your teeth, which if uncontrolled, can result in tooth loss. The more severe the diabetes, the more the severe the periodontitis. In two studies of a diabetic population, periodontal bone loss was from three to 11 times greater in that group than in the nondiabetic group. More

Tooth-loss risk quantified in post-menopausal women

A study of more than 1,000 post-menopausal women indicates that around 1 in 4 are likely to suffer tooth loss over a five-year period, and the risk increases to nearly 90 percent if other risk factors are present, especially diabetes and if they smoke. The American based study found that 293 post-menopausal women out of 1,021 (28.7 per cent) had suffered from tooth loss over the five-year study period. Previous studies have potentially linked the menopause to tooth loss because of factors such as bone loss and estrogen deficiency. The impact of the menopause may go some way to explain why women more often suffer from tooth loss, despite generally having better oral health than men. More

Make your home more heart-healthy

By now, you know that you can reduce your risk of heart disease by making lifestyle changes, such as staying active, eating healthy and quitting smoking. However, there are small tweaks you can make around the house that will help reduce your risk even more. To find out how, check out the room-by-room guide and discover why home is where the (healthy) heart is. For your bathroom: Brush and floss. The American Academy of Periodontology recognizes a variety of research showing a link between heart disease and periodontal disease. In fact, some studies have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease as those without it. According to Nancy Rosen, D.M.D., a dentist in Manhattan and a former clinical instructor at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the excess bacteria can attach to artery walls and contribute to obstruction-causing clots. More








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