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The unexpected dangers of gum disease

The mechanisms behind periodontal disease are relatively well-understood, and newer research shows that this health problem may play a role in the development of a number of other conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and respiratory disease. ...Other experiments have produced evidence that one type of bacteria commonly found in cases of periodontitis — Porphyromonas gingivalis — can be found in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer's. ...individuals who smoke or drink large quantities of alcohol are more likely to have both oral and cardiovascular issues, but there appears to be more to the relationship than shared risk factors alone. ...the mouth is a shared gateway to the gums and the lungs, making a link between gum and lung diseases less surprising than some of the others that we have encountered.

Conducta odontológica en pacientes pediátricos portadores de leucemia

Article (PDF Available) in Revista cubana de estomatología 44(4) · December 2007 with 156 Reads Juliana dos Santos Oliveira José Antonio Ventiades Nilza Nelly Fontana Lopes Universidade Federal de São Paulo Cristiane Miranda França Universidade Nove de Julho Abstract RESUMEN En el paciente infantil portador de leucemia pueden ocurrir diversas alteraciones sistémicas o bucales como consecuencia de la propia condición patológica … Continúa leyendo Conducta odontológica en pacientes pediátricos portadores de leucemia

Uso y beneficios del Flúor

El esmalte dental es el tejido más duro del organismo humano y está formado principalmente por Hidroxiapatita (calcio, fosfato y grupos hidroxilo). Al aplicar flúor en la superficie del esmalte los grupos hidroxilo de la hidroxiapatita cambian a Flúorapatita, que es más resistente al ataque de los ácidos, haciendo así más resistente al Esmalte Dental. ...

10 signs your teeth aren’t as healthy as you think they are

If you have any of the following warning signs, consider making a trip to the dentist. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images The signs of dental decay, gum disease, or cavities are not always obvious.Bad breath and bleeding gums can both be signs of gum disease.If you notice white patches on your teeth or a tooth getting darker … Continúa leyendo 10 signs your teeth aren’t as healthy as you think they are

Before Your Kid Gets Braces, Consider These Five Factors

When I look back on my pictures from 7th grade, I cringe. Not because my mouth is full of metal and my face is full of acne but because these days, I know just how much braces and orthodontic care cost. Sorry about that, Mom and Dad. It can come as a surprise to find … Continúa leyendo Before Your Kid Gets Braces, Consider These Five Factors

Bad tooth-brushing habits tied to higher heart disease risk

Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between heart disease and periodontal disease – a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage. The new study, being presented at the American Heart … Continúa leyendo Bad tooth-brushing habits tied to higher heart disease risk

Why tooth loss in middle age is bad for your heart health

July 15, 2018 Losing two or more teeth in middle age is linked to higher cardiovascular disease risk, according to a recent research. Previous studies have shown that dental health problems, such as periodontal disease and tooth loss, are related to inflammation, diabetes, smoking and consuming less healthy diets. In addition, dental health issues are … Continúa leyendo Why tooth loss in middle age is bad for your heart health

How Can Dental Health Affect Pregnancy?

ORAL HEALTH : How Can Dental Health Affect Pregnancy? Diexden Dental health is more important during pregnancy than ever. Learn about oral health and how prenatal tooth decay, bleeding gums, and gum disease can affect your baby before and after birth. Pregnant women are more prone to tooth decay (dental caries), bleeding gums, and chronic gum … Continúa leyendo How Can Dental Health Affect Pregnancy?

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly, Including Stopping Over-Brushing

by Dr. Mark Burhenne, DDS Without even looking into your mouth, I’m going to wager a guess that you’re probably brushing too hard and unknowingly causing damage to your dentin and gums. As a country we are brushing too hard, which is causing receding gums, damaged dentin and teeth, and more cavities. In fact, for … Continúa leyendo How to Brush Your Teeth Properly, Including Stopping Over-Brushing