ADA comments on ‘modified risk’ tobacco products

December 05, 2014 By Craig Palmer Rockville, Md. – It is “virtually impossible” to justify claims that smokeless tobacco and such newer generation products as electronic cigarettes and hookah tobacco “are somehow less harmful to the oral cavity than combustible tobacco products or
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Romans had less gum disease than modern Britons

The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King’s College London periodontist. The surprise findings provide further evidence that modern habits like smoking can be
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Severe periodontitis: Sixth most prevalent health condition in the world

The purpose of this study was to consolidate all epidemiological data about severe periodontitis and subsequently to generate internally consistent prevalence and incidence estimates for all countries, 20 age groups, and both sexes for 1990 and 2010. From the systematic search, a total of 72 qualifying
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GUM DISEASE PREVALENCE SURPASSES DIABETES WITH NEARLY 65 MILLION AFFECTED

Periodontists Urge Americans to Take Action against Highly Prevalent, Yet Seriously Overlooked Disease With one in every two adults age 30 and older suffering from periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is calling for Americans to Love
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Stem Cells May be Used to Grow Teeth

The ability to turn stem cells into new teeth will be showcased at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. Stem cells would likely be a more effective way to replace missing teeth because of the costs of implants, in addition to the difficulty in making sure the implants last for a long period
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Warning signs of gum disease

Most think gum disease is merely a dental issue – but gingivitis/periodontal disease can affect your heart, nervous and endocrine systems as well. According to the American Academy of Peridontology, those afflicted with Gum Disease are 49 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54 percent
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Gum disease afflicts half of adults 30 and older

It’s a statistic that has put frowns on the faces of dental professionals across the country: Nearly 65 million people in the United States are suffering from gum disease. That translates to about half of all adults 30 and older, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. And those sufferers
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Gum Disease Can Trigger A Host of Problems

When people think about poor oral hygiene, problems like decaying teeth, bad gums, and offensive breath typically come to mind. But, experts say an unhealthy, bacteria-filled mouth can also lead to a host of problems throughout the body, such as heart disease, diabetes, blood infection, and even low
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Periodontal Disease May Increase Seizure Frequency in Epilepsy Patients

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, USA, February 18, 2014 – Periodontal disease is very common worldwide and affects people at all socioeconomic levels. Researchers from Brazil have now investigated the link between seizures and periodontal status in epilepsy patients. They found that periodontal disease and
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How general dentists and periodontists can provide personalized preventive care for patients

The study “Patient Stratification for Preventive Dental Care,” recently published in the Journal of Dental Research, provides unique insight into the future of dentistry and personalized health care. RELATED | Study published in Journal of Dental Research demonstrates value of genetics in preventing
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