Presence of periodontopathic bacteria in coronary arteries from patients with chronic periodontitis.

Marcelino SL, Gaetti-Jardim E Jr, Nakano V, Canônico LA, Nunes FD, Lotufo RF, Pustiglioni FE, Romito GA, Avila-Campos MJ. Department of Stomatology, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Abstract In this study the presence of periodontopathic pathogens in atheromatous plaques removed from coronary arteries of patients with chronic periodontitis and periodontally healthy subjects by PCR was detected. Our results indicate a significant association […]

The Missing Link Between Heart Disease and Dental Health

by  HeartHawk 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 plaque and tooth plaque were somehow the same thing.  That dubious notion notwithstanding there […]

Cardiovascular disease

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. The report by Dr Stefania Piconi (Hospital Luigi Sacco, Milan, Italy) and colleagues was published online December 12, 2008 in […]

Just Gingivitis

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 that I have to ask, Do your elbows bleed when you take a shower?  Well, they shouldn’t, and neither should the gums. Bleeding […]

Whoopi proclaims dental surgery changed her life

  Dr. Lee is the cofounder of Operation Stop Decay in Texas. Dental decay can also lead to life-threatening infections. Mac Lee’s site – makes this very plain and is worth a look.