Featured Review: Home use of devices for cleaning between the teeth
This review asked the question, “How effective are home-use interdental cleaning devices, used in conjunction with toothbrushing, compared with toothbrushing only or another device, for preventing and controlling gum diseases, tooth decay and plaque?”Tooth decay and periodontal diseases (gum diseases called gingivitis and periodontitis) affect the majority of people. These conditions can cause pain, difficulties with eating and speaking, low self-esteem, and, in extreme cases, may lead to tooth loss and the need for surgery. The cost to health services of treating these diseases is very high.As dental plaque is...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news
A Diet to Ward Off Gum Disease?
People who ate an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish were less likely to have gingivitis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Diet and Nutrition Vitamins Gums (Mouth) Vitamin D Oils and Fats Source Type: news
Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis
(Wiley) A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Effect of sugar-free chewing gum on plaque and gingivitis among 14 –15-year-old school children: A randomized controlled trial
Year: 2019 | Volume : 30 | Issue : 1 | Page : 61-66Aim: The aim of the study was to find out the effect of sugar-free chewing gums (xylitol and sorbitol) on plaque and gingivitis among 14 –15-year-old school children.Materials and Methods: A single center, double-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted on 14 –15-year-old children. Sample size was determined to be 48. Participants were randomly allocated to test group (xylitol [n = 12], sorbitol [n = 12]) and control group (no gum,n = 24). Duration of the study was 14 days. Baseline assessment of plaque, gingival, a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Periodontitis may raise the risk for developing dementia
(American Geriatrics Society) Gum disease (gingivitis) that goes untreated can become periodontitis, causing loss in the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontitis is also a risk factor for developing dementia. Recently, researchers in South Korea studied the connection between chronic periodontitis and dementia. They published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Gum Disease Strongly Implicated in Alzheimer's Gum Disease Strongly Implicated in Alzheimer's
Using human and mouse models, investigators linked gingivitis to Alzheimer's and also found that blocking these bacteria can potentially prevent or reverse the degenerative process.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Introducing the Next Generation of Colgate Total ® Toothpaste
Advanced Fluoride Formula for Superior Whole Mouth HealthNew York, NY (November 26, 2018)– Colgate® is excited tointroduce the Next Generation of Colgate Total®.New Colgate Total®SFcontains a new Stannous Fluoride formula stabilized with Zinc Phosphatethat fights plaque-causing bacteria on 100% of mouth surfaces*1 including teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums, providing the ideal preventive solution for whole mouth health.Colgate Total®SFeffectively fights harmful bacteria while protecting against bacterial repopulation, significantly reducing the overall bacterial load while creating a protective barrier...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?
In thisEvidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps …?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912.Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event to which parents were invited. Nan and her friend enjoyed a carefree afternoon without their mothers there, having avoided inviting them – the friend because her mother had white hair, and Nan because her mother had just had all her teeth taken out. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
A list of effective natural treatments for gingivitis
(Natural News) Gingivitis is an oral health condition wherein the gums are inflamed. If left untreated, this condition can lead to complications that are more dangerous, such as infections and cardiovascular disease. To prevent these from happening, there are natural remedies for gingivitis that you can do in the comfort of your home. There are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Prevent gingivitis naturally with traditional Sudanese medicine
(Natural News) One of the most preventable and yet most common health problems in the world is periodontal disease, which is caused by Porphyromonas gingivalis, an anaerobic, Gram-negative bacteria. A study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into the potential of Sudanese medicinal plants to inhibit P. gingivalis growth, as well as on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Periodontal diseases and traumatic dental injuries in the pediatric population - Nicolau B, Castonguay G, Madathil S, Vuong T, Almeida TDD.
This article provides an overview of periodontal diseases and traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) in children and adolescents, which are serious public health problems worldwide. Periodontal diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, commonly affect th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What does it mean when you have white gums?
Some conditions can make the gums appear white. The color change may occur in one part of the mouth or over the entire gums. There are many possible causes of white gums, including gingivitis and anemia. In this article, learn about how to get rid of white gums using home remedies and medical treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What causes black gums?
The gums come in many natural colors, including red, pink, brown, and black. However, changes in gum color can indicate an underlying health problem. In this article, learn about what causes black gums, including smoking, gingivitis, Addison ’s disease, and amalgam tattoos. We also look at treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news
Effects of Essential Oil Mouthrinses With or Without Alcohol Effects of Essential Oil Mouthrinses With or Without Alcohol
This study compared the anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis efficacy of essential oil mouthrinses, with and without alcohol.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news
New Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean Power Toothbrush Awarded ADA Seal of Acceptance
STAMFORD, United States–The American Dental Association (ADA) has awarded its ADA Seal of Acceptance to Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Plaque Control, an innovation from the power toothbrush brand most often recommended by U.S. Dental Professionals.The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs ’acceptance of Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Plaque Control is based on its finding that the power toothbrush is safe and has shown efficacy in removing plaque and helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis, when used as directed.To earn the Seal of Acceptance, the manufacturer, Philips Personal Health, was subjected...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Your NEJM Group Today: Strawberry Gingivitis Image / " Belly Breathing " Therapy for GERD / California Primary Care Opportunities
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 42-year-old woman presented to... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse
Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Comparing Chlorhexidine Concentrations in Gingivitis Comparing Chlorhexidine Concentrations in Gingivitis
Chlorhexidine rinse is the gold standard of dental plaque prevention, but what concentration provides the best effect?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news
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
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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 29, 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