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Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Whiter Teeth
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathleen Mulpeter / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized oral health public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Four effective gingivitis home remedies
Gingivitis is a condition that affects the gums. Learn about four home remedies for gingivitis, how to take them safely, and how to prevent gingivitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Necrotising Ulcerative Gingivitis: A Literature Review
Conclusion: Although there is low prevalence of NUG, its importance should not be underestimated as one of the most severe responses to the oral biofilm. Risk factors must be investigated and addressed. Treatment should consist of gentle superficial debridement, oral hygiene instruction and prescription of mouthwash and antibiotics in severe cases. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gum disease linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
Conclusion This was an interesting study that identified a possible link between two conditions, but it may not be a strong enough piece of research to provide definitive estimates of the size of the risk. The study has a number of weaknesses: If the researchers had used more of the data available rather than taking a random sample to select a cohort, there may have been more cases of CP and AD to use in their analysis. This may have given a better insight into any association. The study did not give any details of how CP was treated or managed, so we don't know if there were any differences between people with CP who...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Are You Ignoring Gum Disease?
FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 -- Going to the dentist might not be a favorite on your to-do list, but these check-ups are important not only for your teeth, but also for your gums. Gum disease, or gingivitis, can be difficult to catch. And it can lead to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dental Hygiene KOL Patti DiGangi Launches the Dental Codeologist Community Membership Program
The First Subscription-Based Program Providing Ongoing Education, Value and Interaction for Those Dedicated to Accurate Dental CodingAddison, IL – July 20, 2017 – Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental hygiene thought leader, recently launchedThe Dental Codeologist Community Membership Program.The latest brand extension of herDentalCodelogybook series and herROMA Manual on Dentistry, DiGangi is taking a member ’s only approach to providing dental professionals with the latest news, tips and continuing education credits regarding CDT codes.Also included are exclusive discounts on products and services ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Have YOU been brushing your teeth WRONG? Doing THIS could reduce gum disease
GUM DISEASE is a common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected - a condition also known as gingivitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gingivitis symptoms: Do YOU know the other reasons why your gums bleed?
BLEEDING gums have tended to indicate to many of us that we might be suffering from gum disease. However, there are several other reasons why it may happen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy?
-- Pregnancy changes many parts of your body -- even your teeth, mouth and gums. The American Dental Association explains: Up to half of women develop gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, during pregnancy. Most cases of gingivitis resolve after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dental Hygiene KOL Patti DiGangi, RDH Publishes the ROMA* Manual on Dentistry
Part of the DentalCodeology Series, the New Book is a Light Hearted,Yet Deadly Serious Look at the Dental ProfessionAddison, IL – May 09, 2017 – Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental hygiene thought leader, took a totally different approach when writing the latest book in her DentalCodeology Series.She and co-author Dr. Benson Baty took a humorous approach in examining some of the observations, insights and urban legends associated with patient communications, dental team interactions and clinical practice.“You can’t make this stuff up,” says DiGangi. “I think everyone who has worke...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gum disease symptoms - nine facts YOU didn’t know about the common condition revealed
GUM DISEASE is a common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. Spitting blood when you brush or floss your teeth is an early symptom of gum disease - called gingivitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The OraVital ® System Now Guaranteed Effective for Treating Gingivitis and Mild to Moderate Periodontal Disease
(Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Impact of periodontal disease on quality of life: a systematic review
First published:January 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/jre.12436View/save citationAbstractThe diagnosis of periodontal disease is commonly based on objective evaluations of the patient's medical/dental history as well as clinical and radiographic examinations. However, periodontal disease should also be evaluated subjectively through measures that quantify its impact on oral health-related quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of periodontal disease on quality of life among adolescents, adults and older adults. A systematic search of the literature was performed for scientific articles ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Can Gingivitis Cause Heart Disease
I’m not a dentist, so sometimes my patients are surprised when I tell them I want to look at their teeth and gums. Here’s why I do it… Your mouth is an early warning system for serious conditions throughout your body. Whatever is going on with your oral health gives me a pretty good idea of what’s going on with all your major organs and systems. It makes sense because everything in your body is connected biologically. And your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. It’s also home to around 100 billion bacteria. Most dentists are concerned when those bacteria cause tooth decay and gum ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis
Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting the teeth. An international team of researchers and clinicians has charted the microbial ecology of the mouth at all stages of this progression, in nearly 1,000 women in Malawi. This work is laying a foundation of knowledge that could lead to better oral health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis
(American Society for Microbiology) Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting the teeth. An international team of researchers and clinicians has charted the microbial ecology of the mouth at all stages of this progression, in nearly 1,000 women in Malawi. This work is laying a foundation of knowledge that could lead to better oral health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The flossing flap: Mind your dentist, and floss every night
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I'm A Dentist. We Have To Talk About Flossing.
I always hoped more people would talk about flossing -- but never like this! By now, everyone has read or heard about the Associated Press article throwing shade at flossing. To summarize: Last year, the AP, under the Freedom of Information Act, asked the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture to provide the publication with evidence that flossing works. When the flossing recommendation was removed from this year's federal dietary guidelines, the AP figured they were on to something, so they decided to take a look at the available research. Reviewing about 25 studies comparing the effects of brushing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers investigate prevalence of gingivitis during 1st/2nd trimesters of pregnancy
(International & American Associations for Dental Research) Today at the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael Reddy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, will present a study titled 'Gingivitis During the First/Second Trimesters of Pregnancy.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Better than Aspirin for Your Heart
If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, the chances are you’ve been told to take low-dose aspirin every day as a preventative measure against heart attack and stroke. It’s most commonly prescribed for patients with congestive heart failure. This is the inability of your heart to pump as much blood as your body needs. And this is a big worry to me, because there is very little evidence that aspirin helps. In fact, regular use of aspirin — even baby aspirin — can do you more harm than good. Common Aspirin Beliefs The idea is that aspirin thins the blood, making it easier to pump.  It i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Your Dentist Is More Important to Your General Health Than You May Realize
Most people view their twice-yearly visits to the dentist as little more than a cleaning and a check-up. But in reality, those visits are much more important than you probably realize. That's because your dentist is looking inside your mouth for a lot more than cavities. Plenty of medical conditions -- including some alarming ones! -- manifest in the mouth, which is the part of your body your dentist knows the most about. In fact, it's possible that your dentist is able to alert you of a potentially serious condition long before you even think about going to a primary care doctor. Here's a list of some of the medical cond...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Weird Thing That Can Happen to Your Teeth Before Your Period
By Alison Mango Every few weeks, I get some uncomfortable sensations in my mouth. My teeth feel achy and loose. My gums are swollen and sensitive. And I have a desire to brush my teeth every couple of hours. These symptoms go away after a few days, but until then nothing seems to help. The last time this happened, I finally consulted Dr. Google and came upon a condition called menstruation gingivitis--an inflammation of the gums that typically begins just before a woman's period and goes away once her period starts. The symptoms matched mine, and after glancing at the calendar, I realized the timing made perfect sense. My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 Mistakes You're Making With Your Teeth
by Lauren Oster Taking care of your pearly whites isn't rocket science, but it's easy to slip into habits that could cause heartache--er, toothache--in the long run. We got the latest on giving your teeth the TLC they need from two New York City pros: Alice Lee, DDS, an assistant professor in the Department of Dentistry for Montefiore Health System, and Alison Newgard, DDS, an assistant professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University College of Dentistry, will clue you in on where you could be going wrong. RELATED: 20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile Multitasking while you brush Every minute in the morning feels pre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overlooked Nutrient Zaps Gum Disease
You may be using CoQ10 already but not getting all its benefits… It’s a potent antioxidant and the fuel source that feeds your high-energy organs like your heart, eyes and brain. CoQ10’s real-life benefits are endless, especially as you age. And even though the anti-aging impact of CoQ10 on another part of your body has been well-documented for decades by scientists and researchers, it is still ignored by mainstream medicine. It’s an area that’s usually left to another specialist. I’m talking about your mouth and gums – one of the most important anti-aging areas of your body. You ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 10, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging antioxidant CoQ10 Gingivitis Gum Disease natural treatment Source Type: news

Fight cavities and gingivitis naturally with homemade DIY Oral health
(NaturalNews) Forget buying toothpaste, reading all of those ingredients, wondering if you can recycle the toothpaste tube or not. Make your own toothpaste, mouthwash, and more. There's nothing you can get in the store that will do as well as these recipes. But remember, there's nothing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-Term Meditation Tied To Less Brain Loss
This study says it's basically worthwhile to think about meditation," he said. Dr. Madhav Goyal told Reuters Health that the new study failed to convince him that he could prescribe meditation as an elixir to prevent brain loss. "There's still a lot of research that needs to be done," said Goyal, who practices meditation and studies it as a professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. The UCLA researchers found insignificant results when they performed the most conservative statistical analysis on their findings, he said. Goyal would have liked the study to comp...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treating gum disease may help the heart
Gum disease has long been linked to heart disease. New research suggests that for people with both conditions, treating the gum disease may lower their health care costs and the number of times they end up in the hospital, reports the November 2014 Harvard Heart Letter. Gum disease begins when the sticky, bacteria-laden film known as plaque builds up around your teeth. Daily tooth brushing and flossing and regular cleanings by a dentist or hygienist can prevent and even reverse gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Left untreated, gingivitis can turn into gum disease. The gums pull...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brushing Off Gingivitis?
What type of mouth rinse and toothpaste should I use? I have had problems with gingivitis and would like information on what kind of products can help get rid of it. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - October 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heal Gum Disease in a Week or Less
(NaturalNews) Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, to which there are many degrees. Aggressive periodontitis occurs with people who have gum disease but seem to be otherwise healthy or at least have no other disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum Disease - what causes it and natural remedies
(NaturalNews) Periodontal disease is the scientific name for all gum disease, ranging from gingivitis to periodontitis. Gingivitis is inflammation and swelling of the gums; periodontitis is the last stage of periodontal disease when the ligaments that attach a tooth to bone are inflamed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum disease - three ingredient natural home remedy
(NaturalNews) Gum disease affects many people worldwide but most individuals don't know they have some type of gum disease. Swollen gums that are deep red, sensitive to brushing, and easily bleed have a mild form of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best method for brushing teeth revealed
Scrub up and down for two minutes or round in circles after every meal - different advice on how to brush your teeth is confusing adults and children alike, experts said as they outlined the best method (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: toothpaste brushing teeth dental decay toothbrush gingivitis cavities Source Type: news

Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study
Tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study published 10 April by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - April 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Gingivitis: salivary biomarkers supply information important for personalized decision-making
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Craig Miller, University of Kentucky, Lexington, will present research titled "Salivary Biomarkers of Gingivitis: Information Important for Personalized Decision-Making."Salivary biomarkers have been studied to help determine the presence, risk, and progression of periodontal disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Salivary biomarkers of gingivitis: Information important for personalized decision-making
Salivary biomarkers have been studied to help determine the presence, risk, and progression of periodontal disease. However, clinical translation of salivary biomarkers from bench to chairside requires studies that identify biomarkers associated with the continuum of phases between health and periodontal disease. Thus, the objective of this study was to identify salivary biomarkers associated with gingivitis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Salivary biomarkers of gingivitis: Information important for personalized decision-making
(International & American Associations for Dental Research) Today during the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Craig Miller, University of Kentucky, Lexington, will present research titled 'Salivary Biomarkers of Gingivitis: Information Important for Personalized Decision-Making.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Key role for Fusobacterium adhesin in non-orthodontic periodontal inflammation
Researchers from China have found that patients with gingivitis and periodontitis are more likely to have Fusobacterium nucleatum carrying the novel Fusobacterium adhesin A than periodontally healthy people. (Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases)
Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - January 31, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Masochistic habits in a child patient: A case report and its management - John JB, Praburajan V, Stalin A, Krishnan M.
This is a case report of diagnosis and management of masochistic habits, a special type of mechanical trauma to the gingival tissue known as self-inflicted lesions, also termed as gingivitis artefacta. Self-inflicted injuries can be premeditated, accidenta... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antibacterial Agent Boosts Toothpaste Effectiveness
01/09/2014, The Cochrane Library - Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, reduces plaque, gingivitis and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to regular fluoride toothpaste, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - January 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Antibacterial Soap Safe? Do We Need It?
I reported back in May that the FDA was going to take a closer look at triclosan, one of the more common ingredients in antibacterial soaps, body washes, and toothpaste. But while triclosan does provide a benefit in toothpaste, helping to prevent gingivitis, the FDA states that it "does not have evidence that triclosan added to antibacterial soaps and body washes provides extra health benefits over soap and water." And since there are some concerns about triclosan, as animal studies show that it can alter hormone regulation (endocrine disruptor) and that it may help make bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the &q...
Source: About.com Pediatrics - December 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Study: Herpes Virus Can Cause Gingivitis; polyDNA Recommends...
A study published on July 8, 2013 in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports said that herpes (HSV-1) can cause an inflammation of the gum and mouth (1). polyDNA recommends helping the immune system...(PRWeb October 04, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11183303.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 5, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Finds New Iodine Mouthwash May Impact LDL Cholesterol
Clinical trials continue. Data presented to oral medicine conference Cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product. Biomedical Development Corporation (BDC) on April 23 will present data to the American Academy of Oral Medicine showing that its oral rinse was safe and effective at fighting gingivitis in a recent clinical trial. But the most surprising finding of the study was that users of the oral rinse showed lower LDL cholesterol levels than the placebo group... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mouthrinse Reduces Plaque And Gingivitis More Than Toothbrushing Alone
New research published in the January/February 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), indicates that the use of a germ-killing mouthrinse in addition to regular toothbrushing can significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis, more so than brushing alone. "It's simple - mouthrinses can reach nearly 100 percent of the mouth's surfaces, while brushing focuses on the teeth, which make up only 25 percent of the mouth," says Christine A... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Using mouthrinse reduces plaque and gingivitis more than toothbrushing alone
(Academy of General Dentistry) New research published in the Jan./Feb. 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, indicates that the use of a germ-killing mouthrinse in addition to regular toothbrushing can significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis, more so than brushing alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gingivitis Bacteria Manipulate Your Immune System So They Can Thrive In Your Gums
A new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease--Porphyromonas gingivalis--manipulates the body's immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it. Specifically, the report shows that this pathogen prompts the production of the anti-inflammatory molecule Interleukin-10 (IL-10). This, in turn, inhibits the function of T-cells, which would otherwise help to protect the host from this particular microbial infection. "Since greater than 50 percent of the U.S... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Smile: Gingivitis bacteria manipulate your immune system so they can thrive in your gums
A new research report shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease -- Porphyromonas gingivalis -- manipulates the body's immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 3, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smile: Gingivitis bacteria manipulate your immune system so they can thrive in your gums
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) A new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease -- Porphyromonas gingivalis -- manipulates the body's immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news