Information for the general public to have a better idea of the impact of oral disease on the rest of the body

  • How to avoid heart disease: brush your teeth, say scientists

    Here’s another reason to brush your teeth: poor dental hygiene boosts the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a pair of studies reported this week. Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, claiming upward of 17 million lives every […]

  • Preventing Hospital Pneumonia Deaths

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2008) — Hospital-borne infections are a serious risk of a long-term hospital stay, and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a lung infection that develops in about 15% of all people who are ventilated, is among the most dangerous. With […]

  • A Direct Connection

    December 19, 2008 (Milan, Italy) – For the first time, researchers have shown that treating mild to moderate gum disease in otherwise healthy volunteers improves endothelial dysfunction and significantly reduces carotid intima media thickness (IMT), as measured by echo Doppler. […]

  • Just Gingivitis

    Well, maybe a little more than gingivitis… But so many people think it’s natural and normal for their gums to bleed.  “I know I’m cleaning really well if I can make my gums bleed.”  “Oh, it’s just gingivitis.”  And to […]

  • The Missing Link Between Heart Disease and Dental Health

    Sunday, January 04, 2009 For years there have been hints and hypotheses that heart disease and periodontal (gum) disease are associated or share common factors.  Among the more humorous notions held by the uninformed press and public was that heart […]


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