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Heart disease risk higher with latent tooth infection

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If you missed your last dental checkup, a new study might encourage you to book that appointment right away; researchers have identified a higher risk of heart disease for individuals who have hidden tooth infections. Researchers suggest people with apical periodontitis are at greater risk of heart disease. Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have uncovered a …

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If you missed your last dental checkup, a new study might encourage you to book that appointment right away; researchers have identified a higher risk of heart disease for individuals who have hidden tooth infections. Researchers suggest people with apical periodontitis are at greater risk of heart disease. Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have uncovered a link between dental root tip infection, known as apical periodontitis, and greater risk for acute coronary syndrome. For the full article from MNT, click here

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 21:10

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In a new study, researchers propose for the first time that Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacterium behind gum disease could be a risk factor for esophageal cancer. The researchers, from the University of Louisville (UofL), KY, and Henan University of Science and Technology in Luoyang, China, report their findings in the journal Infectious Agents and Cancer. For the full article from MNT, click here

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 15:04

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Sporting a sugar-free label does not make a product tooth-friendly, warn oral health experts who urge consumers to be aware of the potential for sugar-free beverages and confectionery to be as damaging as those containing sugar. Researchers at the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), based at the University of Melbourne, Australia, tested 23 different types of sugar-free drinks - including soft drinks and sports drinks - and found those that contain acidic additives and those with low pH levels cause measurable damage to tooth enamel, even if they have no sugar. For the full article from MNT, click here.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 16:56

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Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop breast cancer, according to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Those with a history of smoking are particularly affected. Periodontal disease is a common condition that ranges from simple gum inflammation to a serious disease causing major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth, and loss of teeth. It has also been associated with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, as well as oral, esophageal, head and neck, pancreatic and lung cancers. Previous studies have suggested that chronic inflammation could provide the link. For the full article from MNT, click here

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 15:50

How to take care of your teeth and gums

Tuesday 15th December 2015

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Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of maintaining overall good health. Poor oral health is significantly associated with major chronic diseases and can cause disability and contribute to low self-esteem. Proper oral care does not require excessive time or expensive tools. Avoiding simple sugars, and implementing daily gentle tooth brushing and flossing is the basic foundation for good teeth and gum care. Additionally, no smoking, drinking plenty of water, and getting regular dental cleanings and checkups are needed to keep gums healthy and teeth cavity free. For the full article from MNT, click here 

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 16:32