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Important determinants of periodontal disease

Important determinants of periodontal disease

Although, bacteria are a critical etiologic factor that are needed to develop periodontal disease, bacteria alone are insuficiente to induce a periodontal disease. A susceptible host is also required, and the host's susceptibility as local and/or general predisposing risk factors, are important determinants of the disease status. [More]
Better oral hygiene, regular dental visits could slow down cognitive decline in older adults

Better oral hygiene, regular dental visits could slow down cognitive decline in older adults

Better oral hygiene and regular dental visits may play a role in slowing cognitive decline as people age, although evidence is not definitive enough to suggest that one causes the other. [More]
Study finds correlation between male sex hormones and oral health

Study finds correlation between male sex hormones and oral health

More than 20 species of macaques, the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in the world, socialize in lively troops and make frequent appearances on National Geographic documentaries. But, what can we learn from one of our closest primate relatives about our own oral health? [More]
Study estimates prevalence of periodontitis at state and local levels across U.S. using SAE method

Study estimates prevalence of periodontitis at state and local levels across U.S. using SAE method

The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published an article titled "Predicting Periodontitis at State and Local Levels in the United States" in the OnlineFirst portion of the Journal of Dental Research. In it, authors P.I. Eke, X. Zhang, H. Lu, L. Wei, G. Thornton-Evans, K.J. Greenlund, J.B. Holt and J.B. Croft estimate the prevalence of periodontitis at state and local levels across the United States by using a novel, small area estimation (SAE) method. [More]
NJHF awards 30 grants for NJ researchers working on health-related research

NJHF awards 30 grants for NJ researchers working on health-related research

New Jersey Health Foundation has awarded 30 grants totaling more than $1 million for researchers in New Jersey who are working on health-related research that demonstrates exciting potential. [More]
New interprofessional program aims to provide primary care and dental services to older adults

New interprofessional program aims to provide primary care and dental services to older adults

Primary care within a dental practice? It's an interdisciplinary idea that has teeth: Your mouth, noted the U.S. surgeon general in the Oral Health in America report, provides a window into your overall health. Now, a research team led by Maria Dolce, an associate professor in the School of Nursing at Northeastern, will make that idea a reality. [More]
Food preservative delivers one-two punch to cancer, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Food preservative delivers one-two punch to cancer, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Nisin, a naturally occurring food preservative that grows on dairy products, delivers a one-two punch to two of medicine's most lethal maladies: cancer and deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [More]
Periodontal disease may increase breast cancer risk

Periodontal disease may increase breast cancer risk

Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease were more likely to develop breast cancer than women who did not have the chronic inflammatory disease. A history of smoking significantly affected the women's risk. [More]
Louisville researchers move closer to potential treatment for gum disease

Louisville researchers move closer to potential treatment for gum disease

University of Louisville researchers recently received a patent on a synthetic biochemical compound and its variants, moving science closer to a treatment for gum disease. This discovery could lead to the formulation of a mouth rinse or tooth varnish to prevent the pathogen, P. gingivalis from colonizing in the mouth and establishing itself orally. [More]
OJ-Bio to showcase new smartphone-enabled diagnostic testing device at Medica 2015

OJ-Bio to showcase new smartphone-enabled diagnostic testing device at Medica 2015

Advanced smartphone-enabled medical device technology for the rapid and cost-effective detection of infectious diseases will be featured at this year’s prestigious Medica show. [More]
OJ Bio at Medica 2015 - Point of Care diagnostics' role in reducing antibiotics prescribing

OJ Bio at Medica 2015 - Point of Care diagnostics' role in reducing antibiotics prescribing

Advanced smartphone-enabled medical device technology for the rapid and cost-effective detection of infectious diseases will be featured at this year’s prestigious Medica show. [More]
People now have powerful new option for relieving dry mouth symptoms

People now have powerful new option for relieving dry mouth symptoms

People who suffer from dry mouth, or xerostomia, now have a powerful new option for relieving their symptoms. Building on the success of its antioxidant oral care product line, Dallas-based PerioSciences LLC is launching Dry Mouth AO ProGel and a new MILD formula of its Hydrating AO ProRinse. The new products, along with the established Hydrating AO ProRinse and AO ProToothpaste, provide a complete Hydrating Oral Care System. [More]
Natural substance could help people avoid cavities, gum disease

Natural substance could help people avoid cavities, gum disease

Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University have discovered. [More]
Study shows that periodontal treatment can reduce symptoms of prostatitis

Study shows that periodontal treatment can reduce symptoms of prostatitis

Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. [More]
Adseverin protein plays key role in bone loss associated with osteoinflammatory disease

Adseverin protein plays key role in bone loss associated with osteoinflammatory disease

Adseverin, a protein found in the body, has been identified as the key driver behind the bone loss associated with the world's most common inflammatory disease: gum disease, or periodontitis. [More]
Rutgers researchers study rare form of gum disease that affects African-American adolescents

Rutgers researchers study rare form of gum disease that affects African-American adolescents

Oral biologist Daniel H. Fine and his team at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine have tracked more than 2,500 Newark children since 2007 to chart the progression of a rare form of gum disease that afflicts African-American adolescents. [More]
Nearly one out of two U.S. adults suffers from periodontal disease

Nearly one out of two U.S. adults suffers from periodontal disease

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that nearly one out of two U.S. adults age 30 and over—64.7 million Americans—has periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease. [More]
TOSH Program aims to improve oral-systemic health

TOSH Program aims to improve oral-systemic health

Improving oral health is a leading population health goal; however, curricula preparing health professionals have a dearth of oral health content and clinical experiences. Funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, New York University College of Nursing's Teaching Oral-Systemic Health Program is working to build interprofessional oral health workforce capacity which addresses a significant public health issue, increases oral health care access, and improves oral-systemic health across the lifespan. [More]
Top notch endodontic care for patients with dental anxiety

Top notch endodontic care for patients with dental anxiety

It's no secret that vast majority of Americans don't look forward to a visit to the dentist. According to the American Association of Endodontists, a striking 80% of US adults experience dental fear or anxiety. On some levels, fear of the dentist is understandable because a checkup or a procedure involves poking and prodding around the mouth of a patient with an intimidating looking set of tools. [More]

Better dental treatment needed for healthy mouth

Receiving treatment from a warm, friendly, and compassionate medical specialist is important in any field of medicine. In the field of dentistry, however, it's absolutely essential. A huge percentage of the population experiences fear or anxiety when it comes to the dentist. [More]
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