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2009-09-25 10:55:38

Will neglecting to brush your teeth damage more than just your smile? Can failing to attack dental plaque increase your risk of heart damage? The answer to both questions may be yes if you are male and black, an Indiana University School of Dentistry study published in the current issue of the Journal of Dental Research reports. The researchers, led by Michael Kowolik, B.D.S., Ph.D., professor of periodontics and associate dean for graduate education at the IU School of Dentistry on the...

2009-07-14 19:59:15

Studies linking gum and heart diseases have spurred U.S. dentists and doctors to work together, cardiologists and dentists said. Cardiologist Dr. Marvin J. Slepian of Tucson, Ariz., and Neil R. Gottehrer of Havertown, Pa.., a dentist, lead an all-day session together on ways dentists could work more closely with doctors to develop proactive management of periodontal disease treatment plans -- including non-surgical options at the annual meeting of the Academy of General Dentistry in...

2009-07-09 13:40:00

 Is your head where your heart is? It may be now. A strong connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been suggested in recent clinical studies. As many as 75 percent of adults in the United States have been affected by periodontal disease and an estimated 80.7 million adults (1 out of every 3) have been a victim of CVD in 2006 according to the American Heart Association. From the 80.7 million adults in the United States, 38.2 million are less than 60...

2008-04-24 07:10:51

Here's the myth that makes dogs sound like a dental miracle: Despite all the leftover macaroni, rubber bands and dead squirrels they chew, our canine friends still maintain better oral hygiene than human beings do, no matter how studiously we floss and how often we visit our dentists. Could this really be true? Well, sadly, no. In short, a dog's mouth is besieged by its own legions of germs, roughly as huge in population as those living in the human mouth and causing a...

2005-11-23 13:30:00

Families gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table might consider giving thanks for the bacteria-busting ability of cranberry juice, say dental researchers who have discovered that the beverage holds important clues for preventing cavities. A team led by oral biologist Hyun (Michel) Koo, D.D.S., Ph.D., at the University of Rochester Medical Center has discovered that the same traits that make cranberry juice a powerful weapon against bladder infections also hold promise for protecting...

2005-06-07 17:35:00

Compounds found in raisins fight bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Our laboratory analyses showed that phytochemicals in this popular snack food suppressed the growth of oral bacteria associated with caries and gum disease," said Christine Wu, professor and associate dean for research at the UIC College of Dentistry and lead author of the study. Phytochemicals are compounds found in higher plants....

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2005-04-22 09:37:58

Circular-motion models beat manual brushing, studies show HealthDay News -- The circling motion unique to certain power toothbrushes is better at sweeping away dental plaque than the traditional 'up-and-down' technique used with manual brushes. That's according to a new review of 42 different studies, involving more than 3,800 participants, that found circle-motion electric toothbrushes outperformed simpler, hand-manipulated models. The review's British authors found that over one to three...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Study objectives: Poor dental hygiene has been linked to respiratory pathogen colonization in residents of long-term care facilities. We sought to investigate the association between dental plaque (DP) colonization and lower respiratory tract infection in hospitalized institutionalized elders using molecular genotyping. Methods: We assessed the dental status of 49 critically ill residents of long-term care facilities requiring intensive care treatment. Plaque index scores and quantitative...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Are Teeth a Reservoir For Respiratory Pathogens? Pneumonia and influenza are currently the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with approximately 65,984 deaths occurring in 2002, for an overall death rate of 22.9 per 100,000 population.1 In the elderly, defined as age ≥ 65 years, pneumonia and influenza are the fifth leading cause of death, with 59,235 deaths and an overall death rate of 166.4 per 100,000. In other words, approximately 90% of deaths related to this...


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