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Gingivitis is a general term for gingival diseases affecting the gingiva (gums). As generally used, the term gingivitis refers to gingival inflammation induced by bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces.
Researchers are developing compounds to combat causative agents of periodontitis

Researchers are developing compounds to combat causative agents of periodontitis

A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents. [More]
Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure

Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure

Most people are very familiar with the reality that, if they don't practice regular brushing and overall good dental hygiene, they are at risk for developing gum disease. Less well known is the full extent of the potential harm caused by gum disease. [More]
Key role for Fusobacterium adhesin in non-orthodontic periodontal inflammation

Key role for Fusobacterium adhesin in non-orthodontic periodontal inflammation

Researchers from China have found that patients with gingivitis and periodontitis are more likely to have Fusobacterium nucleatum carrying the novel Fusobacterium adhesin A than periodontally healthy people. [More]
Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and a resolve to change. Whether the resolutions are big or small, most people by now are already starting down the path to a new and better version of themselves. [More]
Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes appear to be at an increased risk of poor dental health, an outcome that may negatively impact on their well being and also on their ability to train and perform, research shows. [More]
Sugar overloads on Easter can pose serious risks to children's health, Vanderbilt experts say

Sugar overloads on Easter can pose serious risks to children's health, Vanderbilt experts say

As Easter approaches, many parents may not want their children indulging in candy-filled eggs and Easter baskets full of sugary treats. Too much sugar can pose serious risks to children's dental and behavioral health, risks that can be minimized by some careful thought and planning, Vanderbilt experts say. [More]
Disinfectant mouthwashes may be effective against cancers of the mouth and throat

Disinfectant mouthwashes may be effective against cancers of the mouth and throat

Patients who suffer from gingivitis are often advised to use disinfectant mouthwashes. In the future, the active ingredients in these products could be used in a completely different area: As scientists have reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chlorhexidin and Alexidin increase programmed cell death and may be effective against cancers of the mouth and throat. [More]
Two faculty members find association between gum disease and obesity

Two faculty members find association between gum disease and obesity

Blood on your toothbrush can be a warning sign of gum disease. And, if you are overweight, it can indicate other serious health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. [More]
Mouthrinse use associated with reduced plaque and gingivitis

Mouthrinse use associated with reduced plaque and gingivitis

New research published in the January/February 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), indicates that the use of a germ-killing mouthrinse in addition to regular toothbrushing can significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis, more so than brushing alone. [More]
Moderate gum disease causes severe infection and inflammation in AIDS animal model

Moderate gum disease causes severe infection and inflammation in AIDS animal model

Texas Biomed scientists in San Antonio have found that moderate gum disease in an animal model exposed to an AIDS- like virus had more viral variants causing infection and greater in​flammation. Both of these features have potential negative implications in long term disease progression, including other kinds of infections, the researchers say in a new report. [More]
Periodontal health influences stem cell transplant success

Periodontal health influences stem cell transplant success

Periodontal infection can increase the risk for developing bacteremia during the neutropenic phase of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, research suggests. [More]
New dental implants for people with bone deficit

New dental implants for people with bone deficit

Elderly or people with osteoporosis, smokers, diabetics or people who have had cancer are sometimes not eligible to receive dental implants as their bones are unable to correctly integrate the new prostheses which replace the root. [More]

Best oral malodor treatment differs according to source

Oral malodor in patients with periodontitis is better treated by periodontal treatment than tongue cleaning, but both treatments are necessary to effectively remove the disease, contend the authors of a study review. [More]
Friendly bacteria: do we really need to eat probiotic yogurts?

Friendly bacteria: do we really need to eat probiotic yogurts?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) probiotics are “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. [More]
Scientists discover the off signal for inflammation

Scientists discover the off signal for inflammation

Proteins, the building block for all living organisms, are the ultimate transformers - able to splice and switch roles and functions within the human body. But when these changes go wrong, diseases such as cancers and arthritis may result, says University of British Columbia researcher Chris Overall. [More]
Smoking kills healthy bacteria and leads to infection

Smoking kills healthy bacteria and leads to infection

According to a new study, smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease. [More]
DMPA intake may increase risk of periodontitis, gingivitis in women

DMPA intake may increase risk of periodontitis, gingivitis in women

Injectable progesterone contraceptives may be associated with poor periodontal health, according to research in the Journal of Periodontology. The study found that women who are currently taking depotmedroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injectable contraceptive, or have taken DMPA in the past, are more likely to have indicators of poor periodontal health, including gingivitis and periodontitis, than women who have never taken the injectable contraceptive. [More]
Brushing, flossing and antiseptic rinsing recommended for a healthy mouth

Brushing, flossing and antiseptic rinsing recommended for a healthy mouth

The makers of LISTERINE Antiseptic and award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth introduced today the newest video in the YOUR MOUTH HAS SOMETHING TO SAY series, designed to inspire Americans to redefine clean when it comes to their oral care routine. [More]
CDC reports slight drop in smoking; tick worries blood experts

CDC reports slight drop in smoking; tick worries blood experts

Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes, and those who do are smoking less, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. The CDC's latest data from 2010 show that an estimated 19.3 percent of American adults, or 45.3 million people, smoke. This is a slight decline from 20.9 percent in 2005. Of those adults who smoke, the new data show, 78.2 percent -- or 35.4 million -- do so every day. [More]
Liverpool scientists receive medical innovation award for dental device

Liverpool scientists receive medical innovation award for dental device

A team of scientists from the University of Liverpool has won an award for developing a device that can identify early tooth decay and plaque before it is visible to the human eye. [More]